VIDEO: MDOT slides Alden Nash bridge

MDOT crews slide the Alden Nash Avenue/M-50 bridge over I-96. (Oct. 18, 2014)


LOWELL TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A week after it was supposed to be moved, a new bridge over I-96 south of Lowell has been slid into place.

The M-50/Alden Nash Avenue bridge over I-96 was replaced using the slide-in bridge construction method. The new bridge was built next to the old, then the old bridge was demolished and crews used a high-tech lubricant to slide the new bridge was slid into its permanent spot.

MDOT crews slide the Alden Nash Avenue/M-50 bridge over I-96. (Oct. 18, 2014)The slide was scheduled to start on Oct. 10, but was delayed due to unexpected equipment problems, the Michigan Department of Transportation said. Instead, crews started sliding the bridge into place on Friday night.

==Above, watch timelapse video of the slide provided by MDOT.==

Alden Nash Avenue opened around 6:30 a.m. Monday. Crews expect to continue work in the area until November.

>>On YouTube: MDOT timelapse video showing demolition of old Alden Nash overpass

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