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Cimarron bridge east of I-25 back to normal after structural repairs

During recent repairs, a new metal support structure was installed under the south side of the Cimarron Street bridge that spans Fountain Creek.
Courtesy of Colorado Springs Public Works
       Colorado Springs Public Works has completed emergency repairs on the Cimarron Street bridge over Fountain Creek, and traffic is no longer being diverted away from its south side.
       The bridge is more than 50 years old. In March, deterioriation had been found in a support holding up a girder under the bridge's south side, according to Public Works.
       An on-call city contractor implemented the repairs, which took about two months.
       The cost did not exceed Public Works' budget for emergency bridge repairs, a city press release states.
       The Cimarron bridge over Fountain Creek is scheduled for full replacement as part of the state's $95 million Cimarron/I-25 interchange project, scheduled from 2015 to 2017.
       It is one of two bridges on Cimarron east of I-25. The more easterly of the two - the larger, higher one that goes over Conejos Street and the railroad tracks - was replaced about five years ago. That bridge is not slated for replacement in the interchange project.

Westside Pioneer/press release
(Posted 6/5/14; Transportation: Cimarron/I-25)

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