Watch PennDOT’s Quick Work to Demolish and Rebuild a Highway Bridge

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Road construction can be very visually stimulating.

In the world of videos produced by state or local governments, state departments of transportation seem that they get to work with some of most visually stimulating activities to profile: Road construction.

Earlier this year, the Utah Department of Transportation posted time-lapse videos of the demolition of a highway bridge along Interstate 15 south of Salt Lake City.

This week, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation got in on the action with two videos of construction work on a highway bridge in the Harrisburg area—one video for the bridge’s demolition and removal and the other for the quick installation of the new bridge span using pre-assembled structural sections.

The work is being carried out over four weekends, which, as The Patriot-News reported in late May , “is an impossibly tight schedule. And were it not for almost a year's worth of prep work, it would be impossible to carry off.”

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Michael Grass is Executive Editor of Government Executive's Route Fifty.

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