- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 1, 2015

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) - Vermont’s first slide-in bridge is carrying traffic on Interstate 91 in White River Junction.

The bridge opened about 3 a.m. Monday after it was slid into place over the weekend.

It was the first time the Vermont Agency of Transportation used the technique, which allowed traffic to flow on the Interstate and the busy road below with minimal interruptions, compared to usual bridge construction.

The northbound lane of the interstate was closed during the process, but officials hope the brief disruption was preferable to the delays associated with regular construction.

WCAX-TV (https://bit.ly/1Q4wuBW ) reports the southbound bridge is being worked on and officials hope to slide that bridge into place in a couple of weeks.

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