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 Br√ľckenau 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?