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Photos and video: Bridge beam installation on U.S. 460

Bridge span work
A piece of the outer bridge span was placed in the early hours of July 13.

The sections of the new Southgate Interchange bridges were installed the week of July 10. According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, the remaining three sections were installed Tuesday night through Friday morning.

Detours were set overnight from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. along U.S. 460 in order to complete the work.

Read more about the interchange project.

Photos by Ray Meese and Logan Wallace
Timelapse by Ray Meese

Video: Timelapse video

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The final outer beam is guided into place.
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A work crew checks the outer beam.
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A worker directs the crane placement of the outer beam.
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Construction crews worked overnight during the week of July 10 to place the bridge span beams across U.S. 460.
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The first parts of the bridge span were placed on July 10.
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Based on VDOT’s schedule, the new interchange and Southgate realignment is expected to be open for traffic by December 2017, with the full project completed by December 2018.