The old Goethals Bridge between Staten Island and Elizabeth started coming down Monday night, not with the boom of a spectacular implosion, but with laborious lowering of the bridge’s middle span on to a barge.
Crews began removing a 350-foot long piece of the iconic steel cantilever truss bridge at 8 p.m. Monday night. It took a little more than eight hours to lower the steel center span, using a pulley system, down to a barge waiting 135 feet below in the Arthur Kill, said Steve Coleman, a Port Authority spokesman.
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Source: NJ.com Union