Colorado DOT [State of Colorado] - "
The Colorado Department of Transportation is in the design phase of the Dotsero “green” bridge replacement project. The bridge is located on the I-70 frontage road over the Colorado River in Dotsero. The existing structure, built in 1935, needs replacement because it is functionally and structurally obsolete. This bridge is scheduled to be replaced by spring 2014 through the Colorado Bridge Enterprise (CBE).
The project is currently in the design phase with projected construction beginning in fall 2012, and construction completion scheduled for fall 2013.
What is the CBE?
The Colorado Bridge Enterprise (CBE) was formed in 2009 as part of the FASTER (Funding Advancement for Surface Transportation and Economic Recovery) legislation. The purpose of the CBE is to finance, repair, reconstruct and replace bridges designated as structurally deficient or functionally obsolete, and rated in poor condition.
Want to "adopt" the existing bridge? It's free to a good home!
Any person or organization willing to relocate the bridge is encouraged to “adopt” it. The bridge is historically significant for its contribution to transportation on US Highway 6 across western Colorado and because it is an excellent example of a standard Colorado State Highway Department truss design.
The bridge may be a good candidate for re-use as a pedestrian or recreational trail bridge. A new deck and abutments would need to be constructed for the bridge in its new location, as the current ones are outdated.
For those who are interested, the bridge is free to a good home, but the recipient will need to pay for the disassembly, relocation, and re-assembly of the bridge. For more information, email or call us."
Source Link: http://www.coloradod...endotserobridge
Edited by Shortline Bus, 02 May 2012 - 10:00 PM.