1410901095000-Lardo bridge girders 1Construction work continues this week on the new Lardo Bridge on Idaho 55 in McCall.

The Idaho Transportation Department announced that the second set of three girders for the new bridge were scheduled to be set on the temporary foundation on Wednesday. The girders will be set on the temporary structure, just south of those set last week.

Transporting the 157-foot girders will lead to some road closures and traffic delays in the area on Tuesday and Wednesday.

There will be three separate closures of the bridge for 15–20 minutes each while the 197,000-pound girders are set into place. It will take about two to three hours to complete the operation.

ITD is replacing the 83-year old Lardo Bridge on the southwest shore of Payette Lake.

The new $5 million bridge will accommodate one lane of traffic in each direction along with bicyclists and pedestrians on each side of the bridge.

The new bridge is being built north of the existing structure. Crews are using an accelerated construction technique called the lateral slide. After the old bridge is demolished, the new one will eventually be slid into place.

The Lardo Bridge is expected to be complete later this fall.