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Bridge Inspections Underway in Flood Areas

May 21, 2014 - Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 - GREELEY — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is reevaluating all of its bridges impacted by the September 2013 floods to ensure their safety and structural integrity.

Crews have started inspecting all 411 state bridges in the flood zones.  This entails:

  • Reviewing the pre-flood bridge inspection rating
  • Reviewing the post-flood inspection rating
  • Inspecting the structure and rating its current condition

During this process, drivers may encounter occasional lane or shoulder closures at each site during daylight hours.  Some inspections may be delayed until July for safety due to high water from spring runoff.

Bridges throughout northeast Colorado and in the Denver/Boulder area will be inspected, including along Interstates 25, 70 and 76; on U.S. Highways 6, 34, 36, 85, 287, 385 and 470. State Highways include 7, 14, 60, 71, 72, 119, 144 and 470.

All inspections are expected to be completed by September.

To receive updates about road conditions in your area, visit www.coloradodot.info and click on the green cell phone icon in the upper right hand corner of the page. Information about weekly lane closures will be available at www.coloradodot.info/travel/scheduled-lane-closures.html. Live road conditions are available at www.cotrip.org or by calling 511 from anywhere in the state. Updates are also available via Twitter @coloradodot and be sure to “Like” our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/coloradodot.

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