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I-15 bridge set for installation

(Deseret News) Installing the bridge in American Fork requires the rigmarole of closing part of the freeway overnight, detouring traffic and removing concrete center barriers.

And that's before crews even begin moving the bridge into place — itself a process.

But it's not just any bridge. The new American Fork Main Street bridge over I-15 will be the longest and heaviest concrete bridge in the state.

The precast girders, or support beams, are 192 feet long. It will weigh 4,356 tons.

Bridge installation will occur over two nights, with the first section to be moved Friday and the second section on Sunday, said Utah Department of Transportation spokesman Scott Thompson.

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