CDOT repairs bridge in Grand Lake |

CDOT repairs bridge in Grand Lake

Tonya Bina
Grand Lake, CO Colorado
Grand County Road and Bridge worked Sunday to fix damage to a bridge from high river flows of the Colorado River headwaters near Rocky mountain National Park. Courtesy of Grand County Office of Emergency Management

GRAND LAKE – The Colorado Department of Transportation is repairing a vintage 1938 bridge that spans the Colorado River near Grand Lake.

The project involves “standard repairs,” according to Ashley Mohr of CDOT, and workers will be patching the bridge through next week.

The bridge repair work, considered a short-term fix, will stick to a weekday schedule of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., not involving weekends, she said.

Traffic on Highway 34 will be alternating one-way through the work zone, and drivers should anticipate short delays. Both lanes of traffic will be open overnight and on weekends.

Work on the bridge started on Tuesday. Located near Grand Lake Plumbing, the bridge is on a list to be replaced in the future, pending available funding from the Colorado Bridge Enterprise supported by FASTER legislation. Funding for a new bridge may not be available for at least two years.

Other than the bridge being older than what CDOT would want, Mohr said, the existing bridge is deemed safe for travel in the meantime.

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