Glenwood allocates more money for Sunlight Bridge repairs
August 8, 2009
GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Glenwood Springs will boost its contribution to the cost of fixing the ailing Sunlight Bridge over the Roaring Fork River, despite the fact that the cost has more than doubled in a year.
The City Council voted unanimously Friday to increase its share of the overall cost, from the original amount of $143,146 to the current $310,730.
The overall cost of the project now stands at $927,800, due primarily to unexpected difficulties in reversing erosion beneath the columns supporting the bridge, and added measures to ensure that the repairs will be made safely. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is doing the work, and 65 percent of the costs are being picked up by the federal government.