Fraser installs new foot bridge, wins transit award |

Fraser installs new foot bridge, wins transit award

Hank Shell

The Town of Fraser has installed a new pedestrian bridge over the Fraser River near the statue of President Eisenhower.

The bridge, finished on Sept. 25, provides a new access point to the 120-acre Cozens Ranch Open Space and completes a half-mile loop near the Lions Pond.

Great Outdoors Colorado gave a $136,000 grant to help fund the project, and Grand County contributed funds as well.

Fraser has also received an award from the Colorado Association of Transit Agencies for its bus shelter on U.S. Highway 40.

The Small Community Transit Agency of the Year award recognizes transit agencies that service communities with a population of less than 15,000 people for special projects or implementing best practices.

“We received the award for our creative approach to designing and implementing the shelter at Goranson Station,” wrote Town Planner Catherine Trotter.

CASTA presented Fraser with the award at its 2015 Fall Conference and Expo in Breckenridge.

The shelter is partially made of repurposed bicycle chains and was designed by local architects Krista Klancke and Tim Hodsdon.

Blacksmith Justin Frank of Knotty Pine Forge in Granby constructed the shelter.

“Fraser has many talented artists,” Trotter wrote. “We appreciate their efforts with this project.”

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