High Bridge Power Plant Smokestack Coming Down

Downriver On Saturday, June 28 Xcel Energy is going to blow up the tallest thing in St. Paul’s skyline. The 570-foot tall smokestack at the High Bridge Power Plant is scheduled to be imploded on Saturday at 7:30 a.m. The old power plant is being replaced by a newer, more efficient plant. The smokestack will come down despite pleas by locals to preserve the landmark, which was built in 1923.

The party’s kind of early on a Saturday morning, but I’m thinking of checking it out. How often do you get to see an implosion?

Update: Read my entry about the smokestack coming down. And according to Nick Coleman’s column, the power plant was built in 1923 but the smokestack was built in 1972.

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