ST. CHARLES, Mo. (CNN) - With a loud boom, 4.5 million pounds of steel fell into the Missouri River Tuesday.
The last two sections of the westbound Blanchette Bridge in Saint Charles, Missouri were destroyed in a planned demolition.
About a thousand people gathered to watch the spectacle.
It's part of a $63 million project to rehabilitate the 54-year-old bridge. About three-quarters of the bridge will be replaced or rehabilitated.
The westbound span is expected to reopen by fall 2013.
An eight-year-old boy was shot Thursday morning in Cattaraugus County. Officials are at the scene on West Road, in Leon.
There is another Lake Effect Snow Warning in effect for Erie, Wyoming, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties from Thursday through early Friday.
Lake Effect Snow Warnings return today with the chance for an additional foot for some areas.
A 26-year-old male employee of Ying's Wings and Things told police that Haibo Jiang, also known as Jimmy Ying, choked him until he passed out.
A Good Samaritan died Wednesday while trying to assist the driver of a tractor trailer who got stuck in the snow.
Viewers sent in photos from the snowfall around Western New York.