Work on the replacement I-35W bridge in Minneapolis seems to be moving along surprisingly fast.
The southern approach span over the west bank of the Mississippi River is already finished up to the pier.
About 600 workers are working 12-hour shifts, 24 hours a day, seven days a week on both sides of the river to get the bridge rebuilt in the shortest amount of time possible.
Crews are expected to begin attaching portions of the main bridge segments over the river from the south end later this week.
To get a closer look at the bridge segments before they went up, All Things Considered host Tom Crann took a tour of the construction site with Kevin Gutknecht last week.
Gutknecht is the I-35W bridge project information officer with the Minnesota Department of Transportation.