Glenwood Springs’ Eighth Street Bridge set to open Monday |

Glenwood Springs’ Eighth Street Bridge set to open Monday

Dale Shrull
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado – After more than three weeks, the Eighth Street Bridge is expected to be open by Monday.

According to Nick Senn of SGM Engineering, all things appear to be ready for the bridge to be open, possibly even before Monday.

“The rain hurt us a little, but we expect to have it open,” Senn said.

He said there will be some work to be done after Monday, but it will be done with the bridge open and the use of traffic control personnel.

Asphalt work and lane striping are areas that Senn anticipates will be done after the bridge is open.

Senn said that weather is always an unknown factor that could impact work and the bridge opening.

The bridge has been closed as part of the ongoing Glenwood Springs sewer line project. The project involves installing the new sewer force line along Midland Avenue from the existing Glenwood Springs Wastewater Treatment Plant, located just east of the Eighth Street bridge, to the new plant, which is under construction in West Glenwood.

Senn anticipates the project will continue until mid-October, but he said that the impacts to traffic will be over once the Eight Street Bridge work is competed.

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