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County Wants Hollywood To Blow Up Its Bridge

County Wants Hollywood To Blow Up Its Bridge

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Commissioners in Pinellas County, Fla., are looking for ways to demolish an old bridge. The span over Tampa Bay will cost $13 million to tear down. Officials hope a movie director might help cover some of the demolition costs.


Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep. The makers of some future action movie could blow up a real bridge instead of a computer-generated one. Officials in Pinellas County, Florida want to get of the Gandy Bridge. It's due for demolition after decades carrying traffic across Tampa Bay. The county wants to save some of the $13 million cost. So it's offering to turn over the destruction to a film crew for use in the next Leo DiCaprio spectacular or the finale of "24."


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