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Lilac Bridge demolished

Smoke engulfs the bridge as debries fly through the air during the demolition day of the Lilac Bridge in Hooksett on Friday. (THOMAS ROY/UNION LEADER)
Demolition crews and locals check out the bridge with the railroad tressel and main road in the background during the demolition day of the Lilac Bridge in Hooksett on Friday. (THOMAS ROY/UNION LEADER)
Construction workers prepare the bridge to come down during the demolition day of the Lilac Bridge in Hooksett on Friday. (THOMAS ROY/UNION LEADER )
One of the explosive charges, right, that will bring the bridge down in three sections during the demolition day of the Lilac Bridge in Hooksett on Friday. (THOMAS ROY/UNION LEADER )
The explosions start right across the bridge during the demolition day of the Lilac Bridge in Hooksett on Friday. (THOMAS ROY/UNION LEADER )
Lilac Bridge as seen from the train trestle during its demolition in Hooksett on Friday. (THOMAS ROY/UNION LEADER)
The bridge rests in the Merrimack River after the demolition of the Lilac Bridge in Hooksett on Friday. (THOMAS ROY/UNION LEADER )
A series of simultaneous blasts sent the Lilac Bridge into the Merrimack River Friday afternoon.  (Melissa Proulx/Union Leader Correspondent)