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Two Texas Bridges Exploded in One Week -- Here's Cool Video of Both
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Two Texas Bridges Exploded in One Week -- Here's Cool Video of Both

"...the whole house shook, scared my dog.”

It has been quite a week already in Texas for planned bridge explosions with not one but two bridges blown up in the Lone Star state's Dallas-Fort Worth area.

The first blast on Sunday occurred in Marble Falls. According to KXAN though, it wasn't without some unintended damage. Although no people were hurt in the explosion of the steel bridge, shrapnel from it cut cellphone, cable and Internet lines and even went through a sewer line, which was not in use at the time.

(Image; YouTube screenshot)

(Image; YouTube screenshot)

Watch this dramatic footage of the explosion (stay tuned for the bonus slow-motion segment):

Crews on Monday were still dealing with some of the unexpected consequences of the blast.

The second bridge explosion in Fort Worth on Monday night might not have had some of the collateral damage of the first but it sure shook up residents. CBS Local out of Dallas/Fort Worth reported locals across the city not only hearing the boom but feeling it as well:

“I’m in south Irving,” said Alex Guzman. “Felt it here.”

“I live off 30 and Hulen and felt it,” said Carol Lopez. “Shook the house just enough to notice!”

“I thought someone ran into the back of my house,” said Shellie Guedry of Arlington. “It was loud and the whole house shook, scared my dog.”

Jean Leonard of Hurst said that she and her neighbors ran outside to see what happened. “We all thought it was an earthquake!”

CBS reported that dry air conditions in the area last night made it even conducive for the sound waves to travel far.

The Star-Telegram reported 911 operators in the area being inundated with calls about the sound.

Watch the report with footage of the 10:21 p.m. explosion:



(H/T: Popular Science)

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