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Now that traffic is switched, the next step will be to remove the old southbound bridge, and once it’s removed, then they can build the remainder of the new bridge.

CONCORD -- The North Carolina Department of Transportation contract crews switched traffic on U.S. 29 Northbound near NC 73 in Concord over the weekend as part of the $13 million project to replace two bridges over the Norfolk Southern Railroad.

City officials said the traffic switch involved moving northbound traffic from its current location to a new bridge so that demolition of the existing bridge can start.

Crews are doing maintenance work on the temporary bridge on Monday, NCDOT spokesperson Jen Thompson told the Independent Tribune.

Thompson said that now that traffic is switched, the next step will be to remove the old southbound bridge, and once it’s removed, then they can build the remainder of the new bridge.

The project where two bridges are being replaced by a single structure is expected to be finished in summer 2020.

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