Eastern Plains Timber Bridge Repairs

About the Project:

The Colorado Department of Transportation, and contracting partner Structure, Inc. will begin the repair of 13 timber bridges at various locations across several different counties. See the information below for specific bridge repair locations. The project will enhance safety for Colorado’s traveling public by reinforcing the aging bridges. The anticipated completion date of the project is late April.

The construction work will begin at the CO 52 bridges in Weld County then next move to US 138 north of Iliff in Logan County.  The following is all structure repair locations:

  • US 138 bridge in Ovid/MP 50.25/Sedgwick County
  • US 138 bridge north of Iliff/MP 16.85/Logan County
  • US 6 bridge in Hillrose/MP 374.80/Morgan County
  • CO 71 bridge north of Woodrow/MP165.71/Morgan County
  • CO 63 bridge south of Akron/19.09/Washington County
  • US 36 bridge east of Byers/MP 112.24/Arapahoe County
  • I-70 bridge near Limon/MP 357.78/Lincoln County
  • I-70 bridge near Agate/MP 336.09/Elbert County
  • I-70 bridge near Deer Trail/MP 333.31/Elbert County
  • CO 52 bridge east of Hudson/MP 33.81/Weld County
  • CO 52 bridge east of Hudson/MP 34.46/Weld County
  • CO 52 bridge east of Hudson/MP 35.96/Weld County
  • I-76 bridge in Roggen/MP 48.63/Weld County
Underside of CO 52 construction in progress
CO 52 Timber Bridge progress photo

Project Benefits

  • The damaged timber girders on the bridge structures will be replaced with steel stringers. This will increase the flexural strength of the bridge.

Work Schedule:

  • Monday - Friday, sunup - sundown

Traffic Impacts:

Motorists can expect the following impacts during the period of construction:

  •  Daytime work hours range from sunup – sundown, Monday through Friday.
  • 24/7 alternating lane closures may be possible.
  • The speed limit will be reduced in the work zone to 40 mph.
  • 11 ft. width restrictions will vary depending on the location.
  • Construction trucks entering and exiting the work zone.

Refer to COtrip.org for real-time travel conditions and road closures

Work this Week & Lane Closures
Eastern Plains Timber Bridges

Project Facts

  • Construction Cost: $5 Million
  • Contractor:  Structures, Inc.
  • Timeline: January through April 2024
  • Locations: 
    • US 138 bridge north of Iliff
      • MP 16.85
      • Logan Co.
    • US 6 bridge in Hillrose
      • MP 374.80
      • Morgan Co.
    • CO 71 bridge north of Woodrow
      • MP 165.71
      • Morgan Co.
    • CO 63 bridge south of Akron
      • MP 19.09
      • Washington Co.
    • US 36 bridge east of Byers
      • MP 112.24
      • Arapahoe Co.
    • I-70 bridge near Limon
      • MP 357.78
      • Lincoln Co.
    • I-70 bridge near Agate
      • MP 336.09
      • Elbert Co.
    • I-70 bridge near Deer Trail
      • MP 333.31
      • Elbert Co.
    • CO 52 bridge east of Hudson
      • MP 33.81
      • Weld Co.
    • CO 52 bridge east of Hudson
      • MP 34.46
      • Weld Co.
    • CO 52 bridge east of Hudson
      • MP 35.96
      • Weld Co.
    • I-76 bridge in Roggen
      • MP 48.63
      • Weld Co.
Map showing the various locations of the Eastern Plains Timber Bridge repairs in northeastern Colorado
Work location map for the
Eastern Plains Timber Bridge Repair project
in northeastern Colorado