Minnesota Department of Transportation

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I-35E Corridor Projects

Downtown St. Paul (I-94) to Little Canada (I-694)

Maryland Avenue Bridge webcam

On Aug. 18, 2012 crews moved the new Maryland Avenue Bridge to its permanent location. The bridge superstructure was built in an adjacent location moved into place with a Self-Propelled Modular Transporter (SMPT) with 352 wheels. This innovative construction method reduced the amount of time that I-35E needed to be closed to replace the bridge. The SPMT moved the bridge in two sections, each weighing 1,300 tons.

Here are a couple of time-lapse videos showing the move:

 

 

You can you can watch a replay of the move by changing the time and date on the webcam image below:

 

The images of the Maryland Avenue Bridge were refreshed every 5 minutes.