View the Explosive Final Moments of the Tappan Zee Bridge Up-Close

A little before 11 a.m. today, January 15, a local legend was laid to rest.

The final eastern span of the Tappan Zee Bridge, Westchester’s last vestige of the old pass was given a sort of Viking funeral, as demolition teams set off charges to cause the supports to fail and drop the structure into the Hudson, much to the bittersweet excitement of onlookers.

Check out the moment of truth below.

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Watch the whole demolition on video from Chris DeCicco of DeCicco & Sons here: