Thanks to the skilled operation of crane operators, a new bridge span nearly a city block in length was moved into position last week, as the reconstruction of the U.S. Hwy. 218 bridge that spans Big Creek in La Porte City inches forward to completion. After the span was in place and secured, the trailers used to haul it into town were conveniently stacked on the back of a semi for transport. The brual weather conditions this winter have challenged Iowa Department of Transportation workers assigned to the project, which is scheduled to be completed later this year. Photo by Mike Whittlesey.