The Unofficial
I-26 Construction
Madison County
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Two big drill rigs are drilling holes for a production blast just south of Buckner Gap. Note the holes already drilled between the two rigs. These holes will be filled with ammonium nitrate and electrically detonated, breaking up the rock for removal to the embankment locations further south. Each hole is about 20' deep and rock blasts are conducted about every three days to keep up with the demand for rock material. Photo taken October 1998.


 
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 John Lansford
28 November 1998