About 200 local residents turned out for the implosion of the St. Jean Baptiste Bridge on Saturday.
The blast went off about 9 a.m. and the bridge immediately sank into the Red River. Rakowski Cartage and Wrecking is in charge of the demolition and clean up.
The bridge spans the Red River. The town of St. Jean Baptiste is now cut off on the east side. People have received no word from the province yet on whether they will receive a new bridge or how long it might take to replace.
The bridge was built in 1947. Its piers had become unstable.