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Press Release: 18-1015
Contact: Shannon McCarthy, (907) 269-0448,

Alaska DOT&PF removes broken girder from Eagle River Bridge
Crews moving debris, cleaning up area and installing new rail on Artillery Road

(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) –Crews finished removing the second half of the girder early Sunday morning at around 1 a.m. The Artillery overpass remains closed so the contractor can install new new barrier rail and new pavement markings for traffic control. We anticipate reopening to east/west traffic later this afternoon.

Next steps include disposal of the girder, cleaning up the area, and demobilizing the equipment.

Reopening of the southbound Glenn Highway is on schedule for Monday morning, March 26. More information can be found at DOT&PF bridge response website at

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities oversees 237 airports, 9 ferries serving 35 communities along 3,500 marine miles, over 5,600 miles of highway and 839 public facilities throughout the state of Alaska. The mission of the department is to “Keep Alaska Moving through service and infrastructure.”

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