In late 2017, a routine inspection of the 68th Street bridge over the Arizona Canal, just north of Indian School Road, discovered deterioration to an unexpected degree. Additional analysis concluded that the entire bridge needed to be torn down and rebuilt - a process that started in January in conjunction with a scheduled dry-up of the canal.
To date, the old bridge has been torn down and a new structure built in its place.
Construction will continue through the end of April, including minor intersection improvements at 68th Street and related sewer line upgrades.
Find the latest project updates here.
All bridges in Scottsdale’s street network are inspected every two years to ensure they are safe.
Scottsdale Video Network recorded the demolition and reconstruction in a time lapse video. Watch it here.