We’re back from Fi’s place after an excellent Saturday and Sunday (although the drive down was pretty frustrating), I just wanted to write a quick post as I’m winding down for bed, because I just found out that the two towers near the M1 in Sheffield have been demolished.
Two iconic concrete cooling towers in South Yorkshire have been demolished in a controlled explosion.
Millions of drivers passed the 250ft (76m) towers by the Tinsley viaduct on the M1 at Sheffield over the decades.
At 0300 BST the blast to reduce the “salt and pepper pots” to rubble left part of the north tower still standing but it has since collapsed.
The M1 reopened to traffic shortly before 1800 BST after safety tests were completed on the motorway supports.
Those towers were a part of my life for a good few years while I was living in Sheffield, traveling north and south along the M1, and working in Rotherham. Wish I could have been there.