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Heavy Lifting Complete for New Eastbound Bridge over Kanawha

Contractors for Brayman-Trumbull Construction lift the main span of the new Donald M. Legg Memorial Bridge into place on Wednesday, September 6.

The long-waited-for bridge that will carry four lanes of eastbound traffic across the Kanawha River at Nitro is one step closer to becoming a reality. The center span is now in place and contractors can move forward with deck work as soon welding is completed.

The center span on the westbound bridge was placed in position on May 20, 2022, and the bridge opened toboth east and westbound traffic on October 28, 2022. Completion of the new eastbound bridge is scheduled for next spring. The total construction project of widening I-64 to six lanes from Nitro to the U.S. Route 35 interchange at Scott Depot is slated for a fall 2025 completion.

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