NOT TODAY: Photo shows workers preparing arches for explosive charges. They won't be set off today. Arkansas Highway Department.

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department has announced postponement of the scheduled demolition today of the three concrete arches on the old Broadway Bridge, which is being replaced by a new span over the Arkansas River in downtown Little Rock.

Lightning prompted the decision. The controlled explosion had been scheduled for 1 p.m.

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New demolition time: 8 a.m. Saturday. Note that areas near the bridge will be closed for safety, including the sidewalk on the west side of the Main Street bridge.