Follow construction of the U.S. 6 bridge project in real time on Iowa DOT website

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October 14th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

Hwy 6/Keg Creek Project conceptual image (IA-DOT)

The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) is replacing the U.S. 6 bridge over Keg Creek in Pottawattamie County using a unique accelerated bridge construction (ABC) design – a first for Iowa. Officials say you can watch it all happen live, via the project webcam. 

To accelerate construction, the bridge is being completely prefabricated off-site. Once the bridge sections are delivered to the site, only a two-week road closure will be required for installation. If traditional construction methods had been used for this project, the road would have been partially or completely closed for several months, resulting in substantial traffic disruption.

The Iowa DOT has launched a new website so the public has easy access to detailed information about the project, complete with an animated video depicting the construction process. The website also includes a live web camera to follow the construction process and a brief user satisfaction survey. Access the website at www.iowadot.gov/us6kegcreek.