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Glenwood Springs Hosts Ribbon Cutting For 27th Street Bridge

Feb 11, 2020

Construction crews work on the 27th Street bridge in December 2019.
Credit City of Glenwood Springs via Facebook

Glenwood Springs holds a ribbon cutting ceremony for the 27th Street Bridge at 2 pm. Wednesday. The bridge reopened in late December after months of construction and delays. Now, the city says things are running smoothly so far, and all that remains are a few finishing touches.

Construction crews may be out on the bridge any time between now and the end of next week, taking care of a few minor projects, such as landscaping and sealing. 

“The punch list items may create a handful of minor delays through the end of next week,” said Sarah Dennigan, the city’s public information officer. “Those are just going to be simple holds of traffic. Nothing major.”

Dennigan also said the city is thankful for travelers’ patience. 

“We know that it's been tough on them,” she said. “But we are excited that it is about done.”

The old bridge was rated as the worst in Colorado. The new one shouldn’t need a replacement anytime soon, as it’s designed to last 75 years.