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Glenwood Springs Viaduct


Glenwood Springs Viaduct

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BH Photo #482107

Street Views 


Scheduled for demoltion starting in early 2015 as a part of CDOT's FASTER Bridge Enterprise program. Costs for the project are estimated to top $59 million.


Plate girder bridge over Colorado River on CO 82 in Glenwood Springs
Garfield County, Colorado
Open to traffic
Built 1953; rehabilitated 1969
Deck plate girder
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 676.8 ft.
Deck width: 37.4 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.54778, -107.32444   (decimal degrees)
39°32'52" N, 107°19'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
13/300273/4380147 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Glenwood Springs
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
Inventory numbers
CDOT F-07-A (Colorado Dept. of Transportation structure number)
BH 11893 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 43.2 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


Built 1953 (346)
Built during 1950s (4,048)
CO 82 (3)
Colorado (749)
Colorado River (57)
Deck girder (6,398)
Doomed (1,076)
Functionally obsolete (5,762)
Garfield County, Colorado (18)
Girder (11,345)
Have street view (29,874)
NR-eligible (4,124)
Open (41,201)
Owned by state (16,638)
Plate girder (8,875)
Skewed (5,071)
Span length 100-125 feet (4,617)
Total length 500-1000 feet (3,134)

Update Log 

  • September 21, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • June 19, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • October 4, 2013: New Street View added by J.P.
  • October 12, 2011: Updated by K. A. Erickson: Bridge is doomed!

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Glenwood Springs Viaduct
Posted October 28, 2016, by Joe Meesey (jmeesey [at] msn [dot] com)

Replacement bridge construction has begun. Replacement will connect directly with I-70 WB exit ramp, allowing traffic to access bridge directly from I-70. Picture as of August 23, 2016.