(Cleveland) - The final steel girders connecting the Inner Belt Bridge will be put into place soon. On Monday, workers will begin making the last steel connection with the massive job taking about two weeks to complete.

ODOT’s Jocelyn Clemings explains, the bridge is scheduled to open in November or December after more than 2 years of construction.

Clemings tells Newsradio WTAM 1100, under the bridge Monday morning, crews will shut down Abbey Avenue to put the first closure girders into place.

That section of Abbey will remain closed for two weeks. Motorists should watch for detours and listen to Newsradio WTAM 1100 Total Traffic throughout the day.

About 200 construction workers are at the site.

The $293 bridge is the biggest project in Ohio Department of Transporation history. A second bridge is expected to cost $293 million and is to be completed in the fall of 2016.

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(WTAM 1100 photos)

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