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Bridge project on hold due to floods

Published On: Sep 16 2013 07:10:28 PM CDT

CDOT diverting bridge inspectors and engineers to Northeastern Colorado

Crews were set to begin installing a monitoring system on Williams Canyon Bridge this week, but flood damage has rerouted crews.

Colorado Department of Transportation spokesman Bob Wilson said they need all the bridge inspectors and engineers in northeastern Colorado.

Wilson said at least 30 bridges are destroyed, and another 20 are severely damaged.  CDOT is also reassigning crews working on other projects in northeast Colorado to work on repairing roads that were severely damaged.

But, Wilson said, fortunately, most parts of Colorado unaffected by flooding won't feel the impact.

Wilson said the project to widen Interstate 25 from Colorado Springs to Monument is still on track.  As winter approaches, they will still fill those potholes as they pop up.

The pilot project on U.S. Route 24 is temporarily cancelled.  The project would put a sensor on the U.S. Route 24 bridge that would monitor how fast a bridge deteriorates.

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