The company is required to give the public two weeks' notice that they will do this type of explosive work.
Bly said Kokosing plans to blast the St. Albans portion of the span at 10 a.m. Friday, March 1. The remaining portion on the Nitro side of the Kanawha River the following Friday, March 8, at 8 a.m.
Some members of the public had initially expressed disappointment that the bridge wasn't going to be brought down by explosives in the first place.
Bly said the new demolition method should help satiate that desire.
"It's going to make noise," she said. "I guess you could say it's going to be what people wanted."
The piecemeal dismantling was initially planned to protect the bridge piers, which have already been refitted to support the new three-lane bridge that will replace the current two-lane span.
Bly said enough of the bridge has been removed to allow contractors to safely use the blasting method.
"It will be done in a way that it will not damage the piers," she said.Contact writer Jared Hunt at jared.h...@dailymail.com or 304-348-5148.