Yesterday we told you that the old 219 bridge that for many years was the main connection for travelers heading to Ellicottville from Springville was going to be imploded. This morning it happened. Watch footage of the implosion here.
When I was growing up, there was a big debate in Springville on whether or not the state should continue the 219 expansion project beyond the Village of Springville. A few years ago, the project began and the highway was extended a few miles up the road over the Cattaraugus Creek Gorge. Now, there is an old bridge that used to connect Springville to Cattaraugus that needs to be replaced.