A bridge placement over Clear Creek in Jefferson County will shut down a stretch of U.S. 6 on Monday evening for about 14 hours.
The bridge, about a mile west of the intersection of Colorado 93 and Colorado 58, will shut down at 6 p.m. so workers can place a pedestrian and bicyclist bridge along the Peaks to Plains Trail segment of Jefferson County Open Space, according to a Colorado Department of Transportation news release.
The closure will shut down Clear Creek Canyon to motor vehicle traffic from the Colorado 93-Colorado 58 interchange to Colorado 119. Drivers can take Interstate 70 to U.S. 6 as a detour.
The 163-foot long bridge will be delivered in three sections for onsite assembly, CDOT said, and cranes will lift the bridge into place. U.S. 6 will reopen Tuesday morning.
The bridge placement is part of a 65-mile project to connect the Continental Divide at Loveland Pass to downtown Denver. The bridge span will also connect hikers and bikers to more than 80 miles of existing trails to Denver and beyond.
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