I-70 Bridge Replacement in Dotsero

About the Project

The Dotsero “green” bridge replacement project on the I-70 frontage road over the Colorado River in Dotsero was completed in 2013. The old structure, built in 1935, was replaced because it no longer met design standards and had become functionally obsolete and structurally deficient. 

Through the early phases of construction, the impact to motorists was minimal as crews built the new bridge south of the existing one, and north of I-70.

Edward Kraemer and Sons, Inc. was contracted to complete work on this $6.2 million project, which was funded through the Colorado Bridge Enterprise (CBE).

Project Timeline

The project began in September 2012 and was completed, on schedule, in September 2013.

Project Cost

The $6.2 million project was funded through the Colorado Bridge Enterprise (CBE), which was formed in 2009 as part of the FASTER (Funding Advancement for Surface Transportation and Economic Recovery) legislation. The purpose of the CBE is to finance, repair, reconstruct and replace bridges designated as structurally deficient or functionally obsolete, and rated in poor condition. Additional transportation funding will allow us to maintain and improve the safety of our bridges. Eagle County also provided funding for the replacement.