Posted March 16, 2017

Arizona to place first prefabricated bridge 

Route 66 bridge is predicted to save money and go up faster. 

The Arizona Department of Transportation will be installing the state’s first prefabricated bridge along Oatman Highway, or old Route 66, in Mohave County.

The 110-foot bridge is being manufactured in Phoenix and then will be transported in sections to the site in northwestern Arizona.

When completed, the bridge will carry traffic over the Sacramento Wash, about a mile north of Interstate 40 near Topock.

ADOT has already built the support structure needed for the bridge and is currently awaiting installation which should take place next week. In order to accommodate the work, Exit 1 on Interstate 40 will be closed from 12:01 a.m. on Monday until midnight on Thursday. Drivers heading to Oatman and other parts along the Colorado River will need to through Needles, California — taking the J Street/downtown exit and following the signs toward Arizona State Route 95 North/Bullhead City.

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