Demolitions are part of daily life for the hardworking folks at the Missouri Department of Transportation. Sure, they can try to preserve or repair aging infrastructure, but sometimes they can't. Sometimes obliterating the old and broken is necessary, and from the rubble emerges a better, safer place for people to travel.
...for some time-lapse destruction porn?
Then again, demolitions also look really, really cool.
Case in point: the Route B bridge over Business Loop 70 in Columbia. It was there on Friday, and by Monday it was gone. Erased. Lucky for us, MODOT captured the entire proces on a time-lapse video, shrinking a weekend's worth of work to 30 seconds.