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Ala. DOT to replace 51-year-old Saraland bridge

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SARALAND, Ala. (AP) - Construction crews are getting ready to go to work in Saraland, where the Alabama Department of Transportation is replacing a bridge that's 51 years old.

While residents will get a new bridge spanning Norton Creek, they can expect some short-term headaches. Al.com reports (http://bit.ly/11Cc6iL ) state DOT officials will need to close part of Shelton Beach Road for up to six months during construction. The closures will begin Tuesday and traffic will be detoured onto alternate routes.

The bridge that's being replaced in Saraland was built in 1951.

The DOT says building a new bridge will cost about $830,000.

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