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Marble Falls students selling pieces of old 281 bridge to benefit program

MARBLE FALLS — Students in the Marble Falls Independent School District 18+ Transition Program are working to turn pieces of the steel from the demolished U.S. 281 bridge into profits that could go toward the program.

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Locals reflect on old 281 bridge as demolition of piers set

MARBLE FALLS — Recent rains have pushed back the date to demolish the remaining piers of the old U.S. 281 bridge to April 5.

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Old U.S. 281 bridge is no more; blast knocks out communication services

MARBLE FALLS — Cell phone and Internet service and radio/TV connections went out as the old U.S. 281 bridge went down early March 17.

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U.S. 281 bridge implosion disrupts phone service

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Cell phone, internet and radio/TV connections went out as the U.S. 281 bridge went down early March 17. As the bridge imploded from left to right with flashing lights and one large POP, shrapnel from the bridge cut the Verizon fiber optic cable and nicked the sewer […]

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Remembering the old U.S. 281 bridge in Marble Falls

Before its scheduled March 17 implosion, long-time Marble Falls residents reflected on the 77-year history of the U.S. 281 bridge.

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TxDOT, Archer Western share implosion plans for U.S. 281 bridge in Marble Falls

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — Concerned residents and business owners near the U.S. 281 bridge who have not personally heard from officials about the upcoming implosion likely won’t. And it’s not because the Texas Department of Transportation or contractor Archer Western have disregarded safety in planning the bridge’s implosion.

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An overview and FAQ for U.S. 281 bridge implosion

SPECIAL TO THE PICAYUNE An overview from the Texas Department of Transportation of the U.S. 281 bridge replacement in Marble Falls: Currently, traffic is traveling on the northbound bridge, two lanes in each direction, while the existing bridge is being demolished and rebuilt for the future southbound structure. Ultimately, each bridge will have two main […]

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TxDOT to discuss U.S. 281 bridge implosion with Marble Falls council, residents

MARBLE FALLS — Construction officials working on plans to demolish the old U.S. 281 bridge with explosives will meet with city leaders and residents March 5 during the City Council’s regular meeting. The Lower Colorado River Authority granted a waiver to the Texas Department of Transportation to use explosives to demolish the bridge between March […]

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TxDOT sets tentative date for US 281 bridge implosion

MARBLE FALLS — TxDOT officials have a tentative plan to implode the 77-year-old U.S. 281 bridge early March 17 — a Sunday — about 8 a.m.

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TPWD wants information before giving OK to using explosives on 281 bridge

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF MARBLE FALLS — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department continues to gather information about the possible use of explosives to demolish the old U.S. 281 bridge a week after the Lower Colorado River Authority authorized their use.

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