BATH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — The new Bath viaduct opens Wednesday at noon, nearly a month ahead of schedule.

The Department of Transportation credits the lead contractor Reed & Reed for getting the project done so quickly.

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Roadwork will continue on streets underneath and next to the viaduct.

Back in April of 2016, a woman and her 12-year-old son survived a crash that send them plunging off the viaduct, landing on the bed of a pickup truck.

SUV after it crashed through Bath viaduct and landed top first on a pickup truck back in April 2016. 

Inspectors found the guardrail on the viaduct were not up to modern crash standards.

The viaduct was built in 1958.