Grand Avenue Bridge

Elise Thatcher

As the Grand Avenue Bridge project nears its halfway point, Glenwood Springs is thinking about other bridges to build or repair.

Grand Avenue Bridge Project

The old Grand Avenue Bridge has a concrete pier sitting in the middle of the Colorado River.

Construction crews and others can now park their vehicles overnight at the Brush Creek and Highway 82 Intercept Lot. This is to help ease congestion in Glenwood Springs during the Grand Avenue Bridge construction.

Taking down the old Grand Avenue Bridge is proving more difficult than expected. Speaking with News Director Carolyn Sackariason on Valley Roundup this morning are Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Post Independent, David Krause, editor of the Aspen Times, and Roger Marolt, columnist for the Snowmass Sun and the Aspen Times.

 

 

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Before there’s a new Grand Avenue Bridge, crews need to get rid of the old one. This project has seen some surprises right out of the gate, considering part of the old bridge collapsed on Tuesday night as crews worked to dismantle it.

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A portion of the old Grand Avenue Bridge collapsed Tuesday night. Officials want to assure the public there’s a different plan for removing the I-70 side of the old bridge.

Shoshone, Grizzly Creek and No Name put-ins are closing for 10 days, starting Monday.  Boaters need to find somewhere else to recreate, as only some commercial guides will still be able to use them.  

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

 

Joining me this week are Madeleine Osberger, contributing editor of the Aspen Daily News. I’m Carolyn Sackariason and you are listening to Valley Roundup, an analysis and commentary of the week’s news with writers and editors. We continue our conversation with Jason Auslander, reporter for the Aspen Times, Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Springs Post Independent and Lorenzo Semple, columnist for the Aspen Daily News.

 

 

The Colorado Department of Transportation will be busy this summer improving road conditions up and down the valley, which means that commuters will have to feel some pain first. Speaking with News Director Carolyn Sackariason on Valley Roundup this morning are Aspen Times Editor David Krause, along with Randy Essex, editor and publisher of the Glenwood Post Independent and Roger Marolt, columnist for the Aspen Times and the Snowmass Sun.

 

 

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

 

Joining me this week are Aspen Times reporter Jason Auslander and Madeleine Osberger, contributing editor of the Aspen Daily News, in the studio, along with Carla Jean Whitley, features editor of the Glenwood Post Independent via Skype.

 

Aspen police are looking for an unidentified suspect who ran into an art gallery and slashed a $3 million painting.

 The ski industry saw a slight increase over last season but there’s still plenty of room for growth. Meanwhile, Glenwood Springs is dealing with its own growing pains. Speaking with News Director Carolyn Sackariason via Skype this morning on Valley Roundup is Carla Jean Whitley, features editor at Glenwood Post Independent, along with Aspen Times reporter Jason Auslander and Aspen Daily News contributing editor Madeleine Osberger in the studio.

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

A new seven-month challenge aimed at keeping drivers off the road during construction of the Grand Avenue Bridge launched Monday.

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

Welcome to Valley Roundup. I’m Carolyn Sackariason.

The Grand Avenue Bridge project in Glenwood Springs is on time, after chugging along for more than five months. A key goal now for the Colorado Department of Transportation is making sure river users know about upcoming closures.

Elise Thatcher

Pedestrians no longer have their own bridge across the Colorado River in Glenwood Springs. The popular mode of travel for getting from one side of town to the other is now a walkway, next to four lanes of traffic. Tourists and visitors appear to be embracing the new temporary connection.

Elise Thatcher

  Traffic will likely be affected dramatically today. Crews are working in Glenwood Canyon and taking down the Grand Avenue pedestrian bridge.

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