ALBANY, Ore. -- Hundreds of people turned out to witness the demolition of a huge recovery boiler at the former Albany Paper Mill.
People arrived to the Sunday morning implosion of the No. 4 boiler equipped with cameras, tripods, smart phones and video recorders.
International Paper announced last week its plan to bring down the 175-foot structure, which has been idle for a decade, according to the Albany Democrat-Herald.
The scrap metal will be sent for reclamation.
Oregon State Troopers and state transportation crews shut down Interstate 5 for roughly five minutes in both directions just before the blast, which collapsed the boiler.
Video courtesy of the Albany Fire Dept.