UPDATED: 27th Street bridge re-opened Monday night after semi-truck incident | PostIndependent.com

UPDATED: 27th Street bridge re-opened Monday night after semi-truck incident

The 27th Street bridge is closed in both directions Monday evening after a semi-truck collided with the guardrail trying to make the turn. There is no estimated time for reopening.
Peter Baumann/Post Independent

UPDATE: 8:35 p.m. Monday — The 27th Street bridge is now re-opened to through traffic in both directions following a closure earlier this evening.

Glenwood Springs city staff advised travelers to expect alternating one-way traffic across the bridge from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m Tuesday as crews work to install temporary barrier, a news release stated.

Around 4:30 p.m. Monday a semi-truck collided with a guardrail on the 27th Street bridge, prompting Glenwood Springs city staff to close the bridge in both directions, a Glenwood Springs news release stated.

The closure resulted in significant traffic delays during the evening commute and backups on westbound Colorado Highway 82 coming into Glenwood.

Access to Midland Avenue and Highway 82 was detoured via Eighth Street.

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“Responders are on scene to reopen the bridge safely as soon as possible,” Bryana Starbuck, Glenwood Springs public information officer, said during the initial closure.

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