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Good Morning, Watch This Massive Bridge Get Blown Up Live

New York's Tappan Zee Bridge is being demolished now that it's been replaced with a new one.

by Drew Schwartz
Jan 15 2019, 3:53pm

Screenshot via PIX 11

On Tuesday morning, a handful of construction workers are strapping a shit ton of explosives to a giant bridge in New York blowing the thing to smithereens—and you, lucky reader, get to watch the demolition live, thanks to the good folks over at local CW affiliate PIX 11:

The Tappan Zee Bridge, which opened in 1955 and is being replaced by the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge—named after current New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's father—is literally going down in flames sometime between 10 AM and 11 AM, ABC 7 reports. It's already been largely taken apart piece by piece, but it's apparently too dangerous to keep moving forward with that approach—the only option left is to blow the remaining pieces up.

A handful of bars and restaurants on the Hudson, which the bridge formerly spanned, are hosting what appear to be extremely lit watch parties, replete with full bars serving Bloody Marys, mimosas, and gallons upon gallons of hot chocolate. You can live out the joy of such an event vicariously through PIX 11's livestream above—and, of course, make sure to stay tuned to see a giant goddamn bridge explode. Happy Tappan Zee Bridge demolition day, everybody!

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This article originally appeared on VICE US.