I-70 Bridge Rehabilitation Over the Colorado River Near Rifle

Project Facts

  • Cost: TBD
  • Contractor(s): Hamilton Construction Co.
  • Location: On I-70 at mile point 88.55, over the Colorado River
  • Timeline: April - early December 2018
I-70 Colorado River in Rifle February 2018

This project rehabilitated the westbound I-70 bridge over the Colorado River near Rifle about one mile west of Colorado Highway 13 (Exit 90).

The bridge needed extensive structural steel and concrete deck repairs. Concrete bridge approaches and railings will also be replaced.

Work included:

  • repairing cracks in the structural steel girders;
  • drilling, welding, and painting;
  • repairing the bridge deck;
  • replacing approach slabs, bridge expansion joints, concrete overlay and bridge rail;
  • replacing guardrail;
  • paving approach concrete pavement; and
  • constructing cross-overs for traffic maintenance.