ST. CHARLES, Mo. (CNN) - With a loud boom, 4.5 million pounds of steel fell into the Missouri River Tuesday.
The last two sections of the westbound Blanchette Bridge in Saint Charles, Missouri were destroyed in a planned demolition.
About a thousand people gathered to watch the spectacle.
It's part of a $63 million project to rehabilitate the 54-year-old bridge. About three-quarters of the bridge will be replaced or rehabilitated.
The westbound span is expected to reopen by fall 2013.
Hampton Fire units arrived at the scene of a residential fire in the 3800 block of Shell Road just after 6 p.m.
One person was able to get out of a Newport News house safely after police say a man fired a gun.
A Virginia Beach woman admitted to inappropriate sexual contact with teenage boys.