As part of the North Cheyenne Cañon Park Master Plan, crews from public works are beginning the planning stages of replacing bridges in Cheyenne Cañon.
Three bridges along North Cheyenne Road in North Cheyenne Cañon Park will be redesigned and reconstructed. Officials said the bridges are old and do not meet current safety requirements. They said impact to residents, hikers, and bikers should be minimal.
The city said they’re committed to keeping the historic look to the bridges.
“It’s really important for us to get the aesthetics and the context of the park, and make sure we put back a structure that fits that context,” public works project manager Aaron Egbert said. “So that’s what we’re really reaching out the public, to have them help us with that, to make sure, with these bridges lasting 75 to 100 years, this is our one chance to get this right, and to make them look like they belong.”
Construction is set to start in the fall of 2020. It will be funded by a state grant and Pikes Peak Rural Transportation Authority money.