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June 21, 2021


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Blowing Up the Old Ford City Bridge -Part Two

Having done its duty for over eighty years, the Old Ford City Bridge was replaced by the new Veterans Bridge. The right to blow up the old bridge was auctioned on Ebay in two separate auctions. The first demolition occured on Sept. 6, 2000. The auction for the final demolition on Sept. 12 was won by Tracy Scholar of Level Green.

From Our Interview with Tracy Scholar: "My husband was watching the Channel 11 News one evening and saw the coverage regarding the demolition being up for bid on Ebay. He asked me to bid for our daughters. They are the demolition crew for this job. My five year old Amanda and four year old Briana will be representing our family in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The funny part will be when Amanda goes into Kindergarten on Friday for show and tell with a piece of the bridge that she blew up on Tuesday!"

"We thought it would be exciting for them to be a part of this history. I want to make them well-rounded children so that they are never afraid of a risk or an opportunity that comes toward them in life. I am fortunate that I can afford them this opportunity and very grateful to the borough for making it possible for us."

Click here to see video of the final demolition.
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Protecting the railroad tracks.

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That's all folks!

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video of the first demolition.

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