WATCH: What does it look like when a bridge refuses to be knocked down?

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The third time was not quite the charm ODOT officials were expecting as contractors tried again to take down the remaining steel structure of the Jeremiah-Morrow Bridge this past weekend. Done view of the demo work.

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For the third time, Interstate 71 was shut down on a Sunday morning to allow explosive demolition work to be performed on the Jeremiah Morrow Bridge, next to new concrete bridges that carry traffic over the Little Miami River Valley in Warren County.

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The third time was not quite the charm ODOT officials were expecting as contractors tried again to take down the remaining steel structure of the Jeremiah-Morrow Bridge this past weekend. For the third time, I-71 was shut down on a Sunday morning to allow explosive demolition work to be performed next to new concrete bridges that carry traffic over the Little Miami River Valley in Warren County. One stubborn steel expanse on the north side of the old bridge failed to collapse in the last round of explosive charges, leaving large pieces of the structure intact and still attached to the concrete piers. Chunks of steel structure from the south side of the bridge are being trucked away daily. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

The third time was not quite the charm ODOT officials were expecting as contractors tried again to take down the remaining steel structure of the Jeremiah-Morrow Bridge this past weekend.  For the third time, I-71 was shut down on a Sunday morning to allow explosive demolition work to be performed next to new concrete bridges that carry traffic over the Little Miami River Valley in Warren County.  One stubborn steel expanse on the north side of the old bridge failed to collapse in the last round of explosive charges, leaving large pieces of the structure intact and still attached to the concrete piers.  Chunks of steel structure from the south side of the bridge are being trucked away daily.     TY GREENLEES / STAFF

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The third time was not quite the charm ODOT officials were expecting as contractors tried again to take down the remaining steel structure of the Jeremiah-Morrow Bridge this past weekend. For the third time, I-71 was shut down on a Sunday morning to allow explosive demolition work to be performed next to new concrete bridges that carry traffic over the Little Miami River Valley in Warren County. One stubborn steel expanse on the north side of the old bridge failed to collapse in the last round of explosive charges, leaving large pieces of the structure intact and still attached to the concrete piers. Chunks of steel structure from the south side of the bridge are being trucked away daily. TY GREENLEES / STAFF

One stubborn steel expanse on the north side of the old bridge failed to collapse in the last round of explosive charges, leaving large pieces of the structure intact and still attached to the concrete piers. Chunks of steel structure from the south side of the bridge are being trucked away daily.

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According to ODOT officials the demolition contract is to bring down the bridge, so the cost for additional work is not being passed on to taxpayers.

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