This short essay attempts to give the reader a sense of how a blast interacts with the bridge structure. Important caveat, these physics only exist in Capiche and surround areas and should not be used to pad your resume.
|Fill displaced by the blast will form an above-grade ring around the crater. The shadow of the blast will lift the bridge span, shatter the end closest to the blast, put large bending-moments on the span and compress it.|
|The compressive strain causes the span to spring back toward the center of the blast after it hits the travel limits on the roller nest that was not destroyed. The span may, or may not, end up in the stream depending on the amount of rebound.|
|A likely outcome of a well executed demo on one end of a steel reinforced, concrete bridge.|