An alert construction superintendent's ingenuity paid off handsomely in savings of time and money on the recent construction of the concrete deck for a highway bridge from Porstmouth to Kittery, Maine. Facing the urgent need to restore at least one lane of the heavily traveled bridge to traffic as quickly as possible, he wisely studied the project with a view to reducing forming time. The solution was found in the fortunate circumstance that the transverse beams for the deck extend in unbroken single lengths across the five longitudinal stringers which carry the weight of the truss spans. After one lane of the project had been completed, the wedges holding the form panels in place were pulled, the bond broken, and the panels dropped down onto the lower flanges of the beams. The panels were then simply skidded across the span, one man pulling panels one at a time form above with a light line wrapped around a nail in the form.