Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

New Mountain Valley Bridge Set.(Mountain View)

Byline: Rory McClannahan Journal Staff Writer

'04 Work To Take Estimated 45 Days

A project to replace the Mountain Valley Road bridge over Interstate 40 probably will start early next year.

The bridge, which is about 30 years old, is being replaced because it is falling apart, said Dennis Valdez, an project engineer with the state Highway and Transportation Department.

The bridge will be reconstructed in 45 days, probably starting as early as February 2004, Valdez said. Reconstruction of bridges usually take up to six months to complete, but Valdez said the Mountain Valley Road bridge will be done quickly because it will be a modular bridge constructed before it is put into place. …

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