Crowds gather to watch spectacular demolition of a landmark in Yorkshire,UK
Today saw crowds gather on a residential area of West Yorkshire, as demolition by controlled explosives
brought down remains of a power station.
Spectators gathered in Ferrybridge to see 2 chimney stacks and a boiler house be demolished as part of
an ongoing demolition project of Ferrybridge C Power Station that saw the demolition of the first cooling tower in July 2019 followed by 4 more in October 2019.
Stranglands Lane was closed from 8am & the A162 & M62 motorway were brought to a stop with rolling road blocks for 15 minutes
while the demolition took place. The coal fired power station closed back in 2016 as
a greener energy plant was built nearby, making the current station redundant. A major fire also broke out in July 2014 which also added to the stations demise.
3 cooling towers remain at the site which will be also brought down by controlled explosives in the near future.