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Contractors to start moving steel on new Nitro-St. Albans bridge


Contractors plan to start installing the first main steel deck support girders for a massive overhaul of the Donald M. Legg Memorial Bridge on Monday, weather permitting.

The overhaul is part of the $2.8 billion Roads to Prosperity highway construction and maintenance program, according to the West Virginia Department of Transportation.

The bridge, which carries Interstate 64 across the Kanawha River between the Nitro and St. Albans interchanges, is part of a $244.4 million project to widen 3.8 miles of I-64 to six lanes, and to eight lanes between Nitro and St. Albans. The project calls for building a second bridge just north of the existing bridge.

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