Otter Road Bridge Replacement

Location: Otter Road at Loutsenhizer Canal
Designer: City of Montrose
Contractor: Mountain Valley Contracting (Grand Junction, CO)
Project Cost: $254,000
Completed: May 2017

Project Overview

Prior to replacement, Otter Road crossed over the Loutsenhizer Canal utilizing a narrow I-beam bridge dating back to the 50’s that was experiencing undermining of the roadway due to failure of the bridge's timber headwall structures. This bridge was replaced with an aluminum box culvert structure that widened the roadway and increased hydraulic capacity of the Loutsenhizer Canal.