They've been part of the Tampa Bay landscape for more than 50 years. The three large smokestacks at the old P. L. Bartow Steam Power Plant will be imploded today. Demolition crews plant to bring them down at 10:00 am. They expect it to take all of ten seconds.
The plant is located on Weedon Island in St. Petersburg. The old steam plant was closed in June 2009 and replaced with a natural gas-fired plant.
The original plant was dedicated in September 1958.