I've seen a lot of bridge demolitions, but none of them are as pretty as the demise of the Old Sinntal Bridge in Germany.
The demolished bridge near Bad Brückenau on the northern edge of Bavaria went up in 1967, part of the big growth of the Autobahn in the 1960s. It spanned nearly half a mile long, stood around 164 feet above the ground, and cost 18 million Deutschmarks when it was built.
The Germans built a new replacement bridge right next to the old one at a cost of 51 million Euros (about $66 million) since the old bridge apparently sustained some damage.
But just look at this demolition. A beautiful central European summer afternoon on June 22nd, puffy white clouds casting shadows over the rolling countryside, and some explosions. What more could you want?