Wrathful Commuters: Want to Destroy Wilson Bridge?

Updated 8/30
With remains of the old bridge now being dismantled work on the second span in getting started. The story is here.

Originally posted 8/10

Unlike Col. Nicholson (Alec Guinness) in "The Bridge on the River Kwai" the winner of the the Wilson Bridge project's contest to demolish the Wilson Bridge won't have to take any shrapnel in the effort. (Photo Copyright 1957 Columbia Pictures Corporation)

Ever wanted to blow up the Woodrow Wilson Bridge? You now have a chance to make your dream reality. Wilson Bridge project officials have announced a contest in which the winner will get to trigger the explosive charge that will destroy a half mile section of the old bridge at midnight Aug. 24. All you have to do is come up with the most compelling story of misery and woe caused by the bridge. The Post's article is here.

By  |  August 30, 2006; 10:31 AM ET  | Category:  Construction Updates , Traffic
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