How many machines does it take to destroy a bridge? Victoria Street bridge demolition underway

Demolition to the Victoria Street bridge began early Saturday morning and will continue into Sunday.

Major traffic delays are expected as Highway 85 is fully closed during demolition

Crews began to demolish the Victoria Street bridge early Saturday morning. (Carmen Ponciano/ CBC)

Demolition to Victoria Street bridge started early Saturday morning, as crews began to take the bridge apart at 8 a.m.

During demolition work, Highway 85 will be fully closed, causing major traffic delays in the area.

The bridge was originally set to be demolished Feb. 10, but the snowy weather delayed those plans. (Carmen Ponciano/ CBC KW)

However, traffic will be rerouted via the southbound Wellington Street off-ramp and northbound Bruce Street off-ramp onto detour routes with OPP assistance.

Demolition work is expected to go into Sunday morning.

Area near the Victoria Street bridge was fenced off from the public. (Carmen Ponciano/ CBC)
OPP will be assisting traffic at the Victoria Street bridge as Highway 85 is closed all weekend. (Carmen Ponciano/ CBC)