Nearly $12.5 million award to fix bridges in eastern and central Colorado.

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Published Monday, September 2, 2019
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by Chris Sorensen

The United States Department of Transportation has awarded $12.475 million to the Colorado Department of Transportation to fix bridges across Colorado's eastern plains and central mountain areas.


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Fourteen bridges, most of which are rated in poor condition, will be updated with concrete or metal culverts to prevent future load restrictions.

The funds are part of $225 million allocated to the Federal Highway Administration's Competitive Highway Bridge Program. The funds are only available in states with a population density of less than 100 people per square mile.

The bridges selected for updates are in Colorado's 4th Congressional District, which covers most eastern plains counties, and 5th Congressional District in the central part of the state. may earn an affiliate commission if you purchase products or services through links in an article. Prices, when displayed, are accurate at the time of publication but may change over time. Commissions do not influence editorial independence.

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