UDOT Builds Conveyor Bridge For Highway Project

October 9, 2015

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) built a concrete conveyor belt bridge on northbound I-15 to transport concrete from the batch plant over the highway and directly into the work zone, reports Deseret News with photos.

The bridge is approximately 100 feet long and 20 feet wide and was built to reduce the number of truck trips to and from the worksite.

“We’re eliminating 15,000 trucks,” Project Director Tim Rose told Deseret News. “Instead of taking 15 to 20 minutes to get a truck to the work site, we’re getting there in (just a few) minutes.”