Construction crews are nearly finished raising an entire flyover bridge 18 inches into the air using hydraulic jacks as part of the $1.2 billion Interstate 595 Express Lane construction project.

At of 11 p.m. Sunday, a spokesperson for the project said the ramp had been raised nearly 17 inches. The ramp is raised 1 inch each hour.

READ: University Dr. interchange closure

The flyover ramp from southbound University Drive to eastbound I-595 will be closed for 120 days, officials said.

The project will be done in 2014.

PHOTOS: I-595 construction

Published On: Jul 15 2012 11:05:39 PM EDT
COURTESY: Nils Swenson
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