Mecosta County: We'll let it slide this time! Watch the bridge slide animationContact: John Richard, MDOT Office of Communications
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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The northbound and southbound US-131 bridge decks over 3 Mile Road will be replaced using bridge slide technology. The new decks will be constructed on temporary supports adjacent to the existing bridges and slid into place after the existing structures are demolished.
Traffic will be maintained on US-131 while the new bridges are being built. A detour will only be necessary for approximately five days during demolition and the bridge slide, using Jefferson Road (Exit 125), Northland Drive and 8 Mile Road (Exit 131). Watch the bridge slide animation to see how it works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mUQa5xbTFM.
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