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February 16, 2006: Advanced Blasting Services - imploding the M5 substructure

I took the day off, but Mickey and Ken can't take the day off. So they imploded the M5 substructure and here are Mickey's photos. You might remember that December 16 implosion of the M1-M5 piers". Here Mickey and Ken are finishing the job.

Before (what was left after December 16:

T = 0.0

T = 0.333 sec

T = 0.667 sec

T = 1.000 sec

T = 1.333 sec

T = 1.667 sec

T = 2.000 sec

T = 2.333 sec

T = 2.667 sec

T = 3.333 sec

T = 4.000 sec

T = 6.000 sec

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