The old Route 40 bridge that carried traffic over the Hoosic River in Schaghticoke Is gone. Construction has been going on for quite some time as crews from the New York State Department Of Transportation were building a new bridge, which opened in November. On Friday, the old bridge, which was opened in 1942, was demolished, with the help of some explosives.

According to the story from CBS 6 Albany, the new bridge is 35 feet longer. Shortly after the demolition of the bridge was finished, crews started the clean up process on the frozen river.

Thanks to a video posted on You Tube by CBS 6 Albany (WRGB) Here's the video of the demolition of the old bridge.