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Monday, December 17, 1984
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It took 549 linear-shaped
charges to bring down the steel
structure, Ititer said. He said
the 1 00 pounds of charges pro
duce a jet of maximum force
that burns through the steel
instead of blowing it apart.
Dynamite set into holes drilled
through wooden pilings blasted
the two granite piers which
supported the structure, Riter
Martin Explosives was the
only company in the country
qualified to remove the bridge,
Kiter said. "We weren't even
the lowest bidders" he said.
The company will make almost
as much from the demolition
. and salvage of the structure as
it cost to construct, later said,
Terry Daley, foreman for
Martin Explosives, said his com
pany will pull the torn and
twisted sections from the river
and onto land where it will be
cut into smaller pieces with
torches. He said the salvaging
operations, which will end the
10-week process, will take about
four or five days.
John Fenton, a spokesman
for Ed Krtemer and Sons of
Plain, Wi3., who are building a
new US. Ilrniwjgr 2 bndf z down
stream from the old, said the
new structure will be compl
ted in about a year. Kiter said
Martin Explosives plan to bid
on blowing-up the old struc
ture, but for now they are on to
Boyce, La., to remove another
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"If I had to compare them with
last year's team, I'd say they are
the same talent-wise. Dut what
hurt them this year was that they
turned the ball over too much,"
Nebraska faces a Tiger team
that is effective at creating turn
overs. LSlTs defense has intercepted
opposing quarterbacks aerials 27
times and have recovered 19
fumbles this season. Free safety
Uffort Hobley leads the Tigers
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with six interceptions.
This game should be quite a
challenge for our defense," Archer
said. "Our kids will look at the
films and they are going to realize
what's in store for them."
If the Tigers hope to win, he
said, they must play their best
game of the season.
"Basically it is the same thing
we told our kids last year at
Miami: We have a great challenge
ahead of us and hopefully we'll
play well enough to win," Archer
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