The Herald, Sharon, PA .
Be sure to pick up Sunday, June 24th's souvenir-edition Herald for complete demolition coverage as well as a historical story and photo tribute

Sharon's Oakland Avenue viaduct, 1936-2001

viaduct photo
David E. Dale/Herald

The viaduct in October 1996, pretty much as it looked before demolition began.
Viaduct coverage from The Herald news archives:

» County engineer's office: Follow the demolition and replacement project

» June 25, 2001 Falling arches damange Route 62; Road won't reopen until repairs are made

explosion » A blast from the past; Classic arches graced hollow for 65 years; Cows once grazed near downtown in shadow of 1st span
» Implosion story and photos
» Additional photos
» Larger animated photo

» June 22, 2001 Mom lets teen have a blast; Gives lucky viaduct ticket to daughter

» June 20, 2001 Route 62 under viaduct to close

» June 5, 2001 Date to implode viaduct set, but few will see it happen; 1,000-foot safety zone, trees will block the view
» May 18, 2001 Mayor Price says viaduct blast ought to be in pictures

» May 10, 2001 Demolition date unknown' Official says viaduct needs to be readied

» March 29, 2001 A buck will buy a chance for glory; Raffle winner will push plunger on viaduct

» March 21, 2001 Viaduct closing, detours announced

» Feb. 16, 2001 Freeway work will be delayed until viaduct is finished In an effort to reduce traffic problems in Sharon

» Feb 9, 2001 Bids to replace viaduct are tabled

» Nov 17, 2000 Friday County advertises for contractor bids to replace viaduct

» Postcards from the past
This June 5 view looking southward shows how the contractor has removed the viaduct's roadway and most of the north abutment to reduce the amount of concrete to blast into Pine Hollow on June 23. A 6-foot layer of dirt will be placed atop the four lanes of Connelly Boulevard below to protect the roadway as well as a small bridge carrying the road over Pine Run, which flows diagonally directly under the viaduct. (Salena Carr/Herald)

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