UDOT moves Utah Bridge to move traffic

Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) crews just slid a 1.1 million pound bridge over Interstate 15 in Cedar City on the night of July 13. (Courtesy: UDOT)

CEDAR CITY, Utah – Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) crews slid a 1.1 million pound bridge over Interstate 15 in Cedar City on the night of July 13.

UDOT says this project is unique because the bridge they are dragging has been used as both a northbound and southbound bridge for the past year.

“We built a center bridge between two I-15 bridges so that we could move traffic over this bridge while demolishing the old ones and rebuilding the northbound bridge,” UDOT said in a post on its webpage. “Now this central bridge is officially the southbound bridge.”

A time-lapse video provided by UDOT shows the process.

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