NOVEMBER 25, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
City of Montrose
Office of the City Manager
433 South First Street
Montrose, CO 81401
Contact: William Woody, Public Information Officer
970.240.1439 | email@example.com | www.cityofmontrose.org
*** DELAYED: DUE TO WINTER WEATHER ***
Updated information to previous news release.
Due to winter weather, the placement of a 100-foot steel pedestrian bridge over the Uncompahgre River scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 26, has been delayed until Tuesday afternoon.
The company transporting the bridge reported winter weather had prompted the delay Monday afternoon November 25. The city will be updating its social media accounts including Facebook and Twitter with updated information Tuesday morning.
To reach the Montrose Public Works department call, 970.249.1480
Public Invited to View Uncompahgre River Pedestrian Bridge Placement
Montrose, CO — On Tuesday November 26, at 10 a.m., a 100-foot steel pedestrian bridge weighing thousands of pounds will be lifted and set in place spanning the Uncompahgre River. The bridge will replace an aging and unsafe railcar bridge that used to span the river near Ogden Road.
The bridge provides an important link for pedestrians and cyclists using the city’s river trail system. The project has been ongoing since September when Con-Sy, Inc. out of Grand Junction, was awarded the project.
The bridge’s abutments have been constructed and, once the bridge deck is set in place, concrete will be poured for the bridge surface. The project should be completed by the end of the year.
The “pick,” as they call the placement operation, is scheduled to occur at 10 a.m. At this time a large crane will lift the single, 100-foot section of steel, and lower it onto the abutments. It should be a sight to behold.
The public is welcome to attend but is asked to stay well outside of the construction area. The best site for viewing will be on the west side of the river from the safety of the concrete pedestrian trail.
For more information about the project, or if you have questions or concerns, please contact Parks Division Superintendent John Malloy at 970.240.1411 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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