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Lowell, MI: Sliding the Alden Nash Avenue Bridge Into Place

Posted by Infra on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) replaced and widened the M-50 (Alden Nash Avenue) bridge over I-96 in Lowell Township using bridge slide technology.

The new bridge will be constructed adjacent to the existing bridge and traffic will be diverted to the new bridge in its temporary location. The old structure was demolished and the new bridge was slid into place. Bridge slide technology greatly reduces the amount of time a bridge is out of service. M-50 was closed and detoured for only two weekends (during demolition and during the slide), as opposed to a multiple-month closure typically associated with a traditional bridge replacement.

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