PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Saw Mill Run Boulevard reopened in both directions early Wednesday morning.

The three-day closure began Sunday between the Parkway West and West End Circle for installation of the new Shaler Street Bridge.

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The bridge was constructed elsewhere and then moved into police in two parts on Monday and Tuesday.

PennDOT called the process “Innovative Bridge Moving Technology.”

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PennDOT District 11 Executive Cheryl Moon-Sirianni says this kind of “Rapid Bridge Construction,” while more expensive, is preferable to long-term closures.

It was a first for PennDOT.

PennDOT said drivers shouldn’t be concerned about traveling underneath the new span. All that’s left is work off to the sides.

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