WATCH: Parleys Canyon wildlife overpass taking shape

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PARLEYS CANYON (News4Utah)- Utah Department of Transportation released video of the progress construction crews have made on new wildlife bridge.

UDOT says the new bridge will reduce collisions and make that area safer for motorists and animals.

A total of 12 steel beams were placed over Interstate 80, weighing a total of 240,000 pounds. The completed bridge will be 330 feet long and 48 feet wide. 

Construction on the bridge will continue through fall. UDOT says this is the first overpass in the state designed exclusively for wildlife to use.

Several underpasses are in use already, including one under U.S. 40 east of Park City, and under U.S. 189 near Deer Creek Reservoir.

Video courtesy of Utah Department of Transportation

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