BRIDGE ON SH 90 AT BEDROCK UPDATE: Now open for all vehicles under 36 tons gross weight

September 20, 2014 - MONTROSE COUNTY – Following a full structural analysis today, the Colorado Department of Transportation opened the SH 90 bridge at Bedrock to all vehicle traffic less than 36 tons gross weight.

Traffic will continue in a single-lane, alternating configuration controlled by a signal until further notice.


A long-term solution for a bridge replacement is in progress.

BRIDGE INFORMATION - The 1952 steel through-truss bridge underwent routine inspection (typically every two years for older bridges) in December 2013, with no damage identified. Upon a site visit on September 15, CDOT discovered a crack on one of the structure’s vertical truss members (see photo). The bridge was closed late afternoon on the 16th.

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