Massive bridge beams on I-15 set new state record

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LEHI, Utah (ABC4 News) The largest pre-cast bridge beams in state history will be installed this week.

They will hold six lanes of southbound I-15 traffic in the Technology Corridor in Utah County.

Six bridge beams for the history books come in at 203 feet long and 7.6 feet wide.

“Descriptions don’t do it justice. They are phenomenally big,” Forterra Spokesperson Lee Wegner said.

Created at Forterra Structural Precast in Salt Lake, the beams will hold up a bridge over the railroad tracks between 2100 North and State Street in Lehi.

“We’ve one year down and two more years to go. We are actually working all the way through winter,” UDOT Spokesperson John Gleason said.

Also on 2100 North, I-15 closure on the northbound offramp. They started overnight through Thursday.  

The five-mile stretch of construction costs an estimated $430 million and is expected to be finished in 2020.

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