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Bridge demos in the offing for January

Projects in three Western states involve taking down old bridges.

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January 12, 2022

Attention to the aging infrastructure in the United States seems to be the common thread of three demolition projects scheduled to begin this month.

The demolition of three different bridges—one each in Nevada, New Mexico and Texas—are set to get underway or continue in January, and transportation in officials in those three states have begun to reroute traffic in anticipation.

El Paso, Texas-based KFOX-TV is reporting the demolition process of a bridge over Interstate 10 just across the border near Anthony Gap, New Mexico, began on Jan. 10. Detours for I-10 traffic beneath the bridge are expected to last just one week.

San Antonio, Texas-based KSAT-TV is reporting traffic on a different section of I-10 will be affected by a bridge demolition project near Boerne, Texas. That Jan. 21-24 project will close a portion of I-10 near state Highway 46 because of the dismantling of the now replaced Highway 46 bridge over the interstate.

In Las Vegas, portions of Interstate 515 near Eastern Avenue will be closed starting Jan. 17 because of demolition and reconstruction activities on the bridge carrying Eastern Ave. over I-515. KLAS-TV in Las Vegas has reported related traffic restrictions.

A Nevada Department of Transportation press release from last September indicates parts of the Eastern Ave. demolition process were scheduled to start last October.