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Letter: Rethink the bridge; go around, over or under instead

Thank you for publishing the letter from Nick Aceto on Wednesday, Aug. 13, decrying the proposed Grand Avenue bridge. I continue to oppose the construction of this bridge and agree with Mr. Aceto that, if it is indeed built, it will be the death of downtown Glenwood Springs.

The other day I took my first ride up the Glenwood Caverns gondola just to look at the view of the city. Clearly there should be a bypass for Highway 82 around, over or under the original townsite by an elevated highway along the slopes of Lookout Mountain or through a tunnel.

On Monday, Aug. 11, your paper opined that we should all just get behind the proposed new bridge construction and stop our bitching.

You should be ashamed of your sheer boosterism. The bridge as designed to carry Highway 82 traffic long into the future should not be built. The Aspen area will continue to attract people from all over the world and Grand Avenue should never be used to carry all the ensuing traffic for years to come.

Instead of cheerleading, the Glenwood Post Independent should be calling for a rethinking of transportation planning for the entire area at the confluence of the Roaring Fork and Colorado Rivers.

Jim Breasted


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