Utah Department of Transportation

Bridge Move Facts

The Sam White bridge is now in place over I-15 in American Fork. Despite the cold, nearly 1,000 spectators, including state and local representatives as well as transportation experts from around the country and the world, came to watch crews move the bridge Saturday night. The Sam White bridge, at 354 feet long, is the longest two-span bridge ever to be moved in the western hemisphere. If you missed the event, be sure to check out the photos below.


How the Sam White Bridge was Moved
This computer-generated animation shows a technical explanation of how the Sam White Bridge was moved by SPMT from the bridge farm on the east side of I-15 to its final location over the freeway.

Proctor Lane Bridge Move Span 1
The first bridge move on I-15 CORE was the Proctor Lane Bridge in Pleasant Grove on November 13, 2010. Watch a time lapse video of crews moving the first span.

Proctor Lane Bridge Move Span 2
Watch the second span of the Proctor Lane Bridge being moved.

200 South Bridge Move
This bridge move took place on March 20, 2011 at 200 South in Lindon, Utah.

Bridge Move Preview
Learn more about the Sam White Bridge and how it will be moved into place over I-15.


You can view and download photos from the night of the move at the links below. To view the I-15 CORE photo gallery, which includes pictures of the bridge move, visit: http://i15core.utah.gov/gallery.php

Fact Sheets

Bridge Move Fact Sheet

How Long is Sam White Bridge?

Technical Structure and Move