One commuter’s dream will come true

While nobody (aside from crazed theocratic fascists) likes unplanned explosions, scheduled detonations have proven to be quite popular. With that in mind, the Wilson Bridge Project has decided to let one commuter blow up the old span (The Post):

Wilson Bridge project officials announced yesterday that they are holding a contest in which drivers can compete to see who suffered the most at the hands of the old span. The traffic loser turned contest winner will get to trigger explosive charges that will send a half-mile section of the old bridge crashing to the banks of the Potomac River at the stroke of midnight Aug. 24.

The Wilson Bridge Project is on to something here. Could allowing commuters to drop the plunger on obsolete infrastructure be the new new thing?

Official press release: Toughest Bridge Commute Contest Your Chance to Detonate the Old Wilson Bridge

1 Comment so far

  1. Doug (unregistered) on August 10th, 2006 @ 12:35 pm

    Someone from Metblogs should attend this event (if it’s possible to get close enough to view it) and tape or photograph the demolition.

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