City releases time lapse video of Belle Terrace overpass demolition

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It took weeks to finally bring down the Belle Terrace overpass, but the city of Bakersfield is showing it off in about three minutes.

The city released a timelapse video of the overnight demolition process along Highway 99.

The bridge was taken down to make way for a new overpass as part of the Centennial Corridor Project.

The overpass, built in 1963, did not meet currnt Caltrans vertical clearance standards.

The city says the new bridge will be 294 feet long, 82 feet wide and have a clearance height of 18 feet, 6 inches.

Watch the video of the demolition below.

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