New Colorado bridge to inch into place across highway
April 28, 2010
LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Construction crews will try again this weekend to roll out a 600-ton, 286-foot-long bridge across a major Denver area highway.
The bridge will carry two tracks of the Regional Transportation District’s light rail network in the western suburb of Lakewood.
The bridge was assembled on the south side of 6th Avenue to avoid disrupting traffic. It will be rolled into place on two eight-axle, 35-foot-long transporters. The rollout is expected to take 30 hours.
The bridge will connect with a smaller span already in place across a frontage road on the north side of 6th Avenue.
The bridge was to be rolled out last weekend, but bad weather forced a postponement.