Bridge detonation to take place today

The second of at least three planned detonations of the old bridges over the Kansas Turnpike is scheduled for 10 a.m. today.

During the first blast, on Sunday, people from as far away as McLouth and Perry heard the explosion — and reported it on Log onto after today’s blast and let the world know where you were when you heard it. You can watch live video of the explosion there as well.

In addition to the precautions taken before the blast on Sunday, the Kansas Highway Patrol will also briefly shut down the portion of U.S. 59, also known as North Third Street, running under the Kansas Turnpike.

Explosives will be used farther east today, meaning the 1,000-foot safe zone also had to be expanded farther east.