MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) — The old B.C. Cobb power plant in Muskegon crumbled to the ground Saturday morning in a controlled demolition blast.
Video posted online shows the boiler house along M-120 collapse away from Muskegon Lake.
Consumers Energy then sold it to Forsite Development, which organized the demolition. A spokesperson for Forsite said the initial plan was to bring down the boiler house mechanically, but it was ultimately decided that a controlled explosion would be safer.
With the boiler house — the largest structure still on the site — gone, Forsite says the next step will be preparation for development. The plan is to build a deep-water marine terminal for cross-lake shipping.
Authorities had warned drivers that the demolition could result in loud noises and dust along M-120 Saturday morning.
**Editor’s note: The audio has been removed from the video provided by Brad Laventure due to profanity.