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Evans Avenue Bridge Reopens Wednesday

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo—The new Evans Avenue Bridge near the entrance to North Cheyenne Cañon Park will re-open by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30. The bridge was closed to through traffic in April to replace a structurally deficient bridge and make pedestrian improvements.

Built in 1925, the original bridge was structurally deficient and functionally obsolete.  The new bridge is built to current standards, will be able to accommodate all legal traffic loads, and was widened slightly to accommodate for safe pedestrian travel.  The preconstruction phase of the project involved years of environmental and historical approvals and aesthetic historic elements of the original bridge have been incorporated into the new bridge by using the rocks from the original bridge rail.

The City of Colorado Springs would like to thank the traveling public for their patience as work was conducted to replace the bridge.

This $1.12 million project was funded by a combination of the Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority funds, City of Colorado Springs General Fund and federal grant monies.

More information can be found at www.coloradosprings.gov/evansavenuebridge.