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No wide loads on bridge

Aspen Times Staff

Construction of a new Maroon Creek bridge will require a restriction on wide loads crossing the existing bridge for the duration of the project (scheduled to be completed in late 2007). For now, loads wider than 11 feet can be escorted across the bridge at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily. Construction of the new Highway 82 bridge over the Maroon Creek gorge began June 27 and currently involves mostly off-road activities. BTE/Atkinson JV was awarded the $13.96 million contract by the Colorado Department of Transportation.In mid- to late July, crews will relocate the pedestrian path, now located on a separate bridge, onto the existing highway bridge, behind barriers to be placed on the span. That will be followed by the removal of the existing pedestrian bridge, where the new highway bridge will be constructed.Updated project information, as well as a project information hotline, will be provided at a later date.

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