The old bridge demolition and corresponding Sunday morning closure of the Galveston Causeway is back this weekend. For those that don’t remember, Traylor Brothers, the contractor working for DOT, is using underwater explosives to blast out pilings and remnants of old bridges, in preparation for the building of a new second span. The explosions send rubble, water and probably some unlucky fish rocketing skyward, and you wouldn’t want any of it landing on the hood of your Buick. So they’ll close the causeway for about 40 minutes, starting just before 8 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 17. Stay in bed if you can.
One of you asked me a few weeks ago if I knew what sort of explosives they use. Unfortunately I don’t. I know it’s waterproof, and it works, guessing from the photos that have run in the local paper.