Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Chestnut Street Bridge Imploded

The Chestnut Street bridge in Grove City, built in 1930, was brought down this morning. The bridge was in complete disrepair and was shut down to all traffic in 2004. Mercer County will be building a new bridge with an estimated completion date of October 12, 2007.

Grove City Borough Council is lobbying Mercer County (the "owner" of the bridge) to name the bridge the Staff Sergeant Shawn A. Graham Veterans Memorial Bridge. More info can be found here...

Moonlight Photo Services captured some great video of the implosion! Click to watch...




2 comments:

Anonymous said...

staff sargent rank is abbreviated as Ssgt

Rich Talbert said...

Thanks for your comment.

In the Army, the rank of Staff Sergeant is abbreviated as SSG (http://www.army.mil/symbols/armyranks.html)

Since Shawn was in the Army at the time of his death, SSG is appropriate.

Had he still been in the Marines, his rank would have been abbreviated SSGT (http://www.marines.com).

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