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Live feed of Grand Avenue bridge detour information

August 17, 2017 —

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Part of new bridge damaged during collapse

August 16, 2017 — The unexpected collapse of a full 210-foot span of the old Grand Avenue bridge crossing Seventh Street and the Union Pacific Railroad tracks in downtown Glenwood Springs damaged two columns already in place for the new bridge, a project official said Wednesday. That will likely […]

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Letter: Praise for police

August 16, 2017 — Well it is here: "Carmagedon," "bridgepocalypse," "grand-disaster," "traffictrosphe." The Grand Avenue bridge is closed and the first day of the detour, all things considered, went as well as it could. I think a lot of the credit goes to the preparation from CDOT and Tracy […]

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VIDEO: Watch part of the old Grand Avenue bridge collapse

August 16, 2017 — A webcam mounted at Colorado Mountain College’s headquarters at Eighth Street and Grand Avenue captured the best angle we’ve seen of girders collapsing Tuesday night on the old Grand Avenue bridge: Here’s the ongoing live feed from the camera. Here’s cell phone footage from onlooker […]

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Gridlock rules detour’s second afternoon

August 15, 2017 — Despite efforts to keep the evening rush of traffic along the Grand Avenue bridge detour through Glenwood Springs moving at key points Tuesday, gridlock still ruled the day. The late-day traffic jam did take a little longer to develop than it did Monday, the first […]

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Portion of old Grand Avenue bridge collapses

August 15, 2017 — A large section of the skeleton of the old Grand Avenue bridge in downtown Glenwood Springs collapsed Tuesday evening as crews worked on its demolition. No one was injured. Tuesday was the second day of demolition work. Steel girders underpinning the deck of the 1953 […]

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Deconstruction underway on old bridge

August 14, 2017 — No sooner had the Grand Avenue bridge closed just after midnight Monday than demolition crews were hard at work ripping into the old structure to remove it and make way for the new bridge. The anticipated two-week-long operation was well underway when the morning rush […]

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Detour nearly seamless after I-70 wait

August 14, 2017 — Unable to fall asleep Sunday night due to the anxiety of Monday morning's commute to work from Parachute to Glenwood Springs, I got up and was ready to leave the house at 5 a.m. Dropping my fiancee Karlie off at the RFTA bus stop in […]

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Afternoon gridlock mars Day 1

August 14, 2017 — A day that began with relative smooth sailing through the Grand Avenue bridge detour during the upvalley morning commute ended in drivers' and project officials' worst nightmare as the backlog of homeward-bound traffic extended well into the evening. By 8 p.m. Monday, traffic was still […]

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Photos and video: Grand Avenue Bridge detour Day 1

August 14, 2017 —

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Afternoon gridlock hits Glenwood on Day 1 of bridge detour

August 14, 2017 — A day that began with relative smooth sailing through the Grand Avenue Bridge detour during the upvalley morning commute, ended in project officials' worst nightmare as the backlog of reverse traffic extended well into the evening. By 8 p.m. Monday, traffic was still bumper-to-bumper on […]

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Grand Avenue Bridge detour from high in the sky

August 14, 2017 — All videos courtesy of Wedeln Design Co.

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Long delays on I-70; bridge detour going well in town

August 14, 2017 — Drivers Monday morning experienced long delays on Interstate 70 from west of Glenwood Springs, but reasonably smooth sailing once they got off the interstate and onto the Grand Avenue bridge detour in town. At 7 a.m., the trip along the detour route was taking 20-30 […]

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One way to beat the Glenwood Springs bridge traffic: stay in Aspen

August 13, 2017 — Workers for two private firms and a handful of city employees who commute to work will be staying in Aspen to avoid what's anticipated to be Highway 82 gridlock during the replacement phase of Glenwood Springs' main bridge. In July the city announced that it […]

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Glenwood says goodbye to bridge that has spanned six decades

August 12, 2017 — A lot of longtime Glenwood Springs folks have a special memory of the Grand Avenue bridge – good, bad or indifferent – but maybe none quite as crazy as Brett Morrison's. "It was Super Bowl Sunday and a bunch of us were over at the […]

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Message from police chief: Obey the detour

August 11, 2017 — After nearly two years of planning, well over 100 meetings and countless questions from citizens in our fair town, the Grand Avenue bridge comes down next week. Never have I taken part in something so impactful, scary and significant that was anticipated and planned — […]

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Get ready for steady din of bridge removal

August 11, 2017 — As soon as the old Grand Avenue bridge closes Monday, work begins immediately to remove the 64-year-old structure in order to make way for the last segment of the new bridge to be built. The bridge has already been reduced to one lane in each […]

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Bridge links

August 11, 2017 — Grand Avenue Bridge Closure Links Gridlock rules detour's second afternoon What you need to know about detour time Preguntas frecuentes sobre el puente de Grand Avenue Emergency crews alert to shifting detour dynamics Interactive Grand Avenue bridge detour maps Live traffic camera from Garfield County  […]

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Interactive Grand Avenue Bridge detour maps

August 11, 2017 —

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RFTA to allow e-bikes on Rio Grande

August 10, 2017 — Lower-powered electric pedal-assist bicycles, or e-bikes, will be allowed on the lower section of the Rio Grande Trail during the upcoming 95-day Grand Avenue bridge detour — and even beyond, as it turns out. The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority board on Thursday, after significant discussion […]

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