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Final I-80 Bridge Lift Scheduled Tonight

It was a year and a half ago when Caltrans began their ‘Raise 80’ project with the lifting of the Magra Road bridge and a detour through Nevada County. Tonight and tomorrow, they will be lifting their final bridge of the project…

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Caltrans spokeswoman Liza Whitmore says tonight and tomorrow night from 11pm to 5am, Interstate 80 will be closed, and hydraulic jacks will literally lift that bridge about a foot and a half. The project is necessary so that the bridge will meet new federal standards, which Whitmore says were put in place for the military…

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The new minimum clearance requirement is 16-feet-six inches. Most bridges have about 15 feet of clearance.

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