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Glenwood Springs Viaduct

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Description 

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.

Facts 

Overview
Plate girder bridge over Colorado River on CO 82 in Glenwood Springs
Location
Garfield County, Colorado
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1953; rehabilitated 1969
Design
Deck plate girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Total length: 676.8 ft.
Deck width: 37.4 ft.
Recognition
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
Inventory numbers
CDOT F-07-A (Colorado Dept. of Transportation structure number)
BH 11893 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/2014)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 43.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
24,000

Categories 

Built 1953 (271)
Built during 1950s (3,254)
CO 82 (3)
Colorado (599)
Colorado River (38)
Deck girder (4,500)
Doomed (1,027)
Functionally obsolete (7,992)
Garfield County, Colorado (17)
Girder (7,957)
Have street view (22,086)
NR-eligible (3,971)
Open (36,584)
Owned by state (13,681)
Plate girder (6,127)
Skewed (4,672)
Span length 100-125 feet (4,034)
Total length 500-1000 feet (2,539)

Update Log 

  • 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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Comments 

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.