Second and Third Bridges Installed

The second bridge at Cannonball East was installed overnight on March 15, and the third bridge at Cannonball West went in overnight on March 16. The construction equipment was staged on US 6 and required the overnight highway closure. Here’s to the successful bridge installations! Thank you to everyone involved.

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Cannonball East Bridge

Bridge 3 Install Cannonball West

Cannonball West Bridge

 

Bridge at Mayhem Gulch Installed

The bridge installation at Mayhem Gulch in Clear Creek Canyon yesterday was successful. The two halves of the bridge were first bolted together, then the two overlook platforms were bolted on, and finally the entire structure was lifted over Clear Creek and into place.

The bridge is not complete and does not have concrete decking. It cannot be walked upon and the Peaks to Plains Trail remains an active construction site.

The next bridge goes in tonight, and the third on Wednesday night. US 6 will be closed to allow for preparation for these two remaining bridges to be staged on the highway. The closures will occur Tuesday March 15 and Wednesday March 16 from 8 P.M. to 3 A.M. See more details about the closures and recommended detour.

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Bolting the two halves of the bridge together

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Bringing in the overlook platforms

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Lifting bridge over Clear Creek

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Final placement of the bridge

Overnight Closures of US 6 for Bridge Installation

US 6 through Clear Creek Canyon will be closed overnight March 15th & 16th

As part of construction on the Peaks to Plains Trail project, Jefferson County will be closing US 6 overnight through Clear Creek Canyon for the installation of two large, steel bridges over Clear Creek. The closures will occur on Tuesday, March 15 from 8 p.m. until 3 a.m., and again on Wednesday, March 16 from 8 p.m. until 3 a.m.

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Recommended Detour
The closure will occur between the intersection of US 6 and SH 119 on the west at Mile Post (MP) 260.12 and at the intersection of US 6, Hwy 58, and Hwy 93 on the east, just outside of Golden at MP 271.6. Please use I-70 as a detour and take SH 119 to exit 244 on I-70 East to US 6. The detour will add 8–10 minutes to your trip.

Bridge Installation
The bridge installation work will require a full closure of US 6 during night time hours. Crews will be assembling large portions of the 120 to 135 ft. steel bridge structures on the highway before placing them over the creek. These bridges are very heavy. They are made of Cor-Ten, also known as weathering steel, and will weigh up to 85,000 lbs. The weight of one bridge is equal to the weight of 12 limousines.

Limo-bridge graphic

The full closure is the only safe and efficient way to assemble the bridges, lift them and place them over the creek. Thank you for your patience.

Contact the Project Team
Email: P2PTrail@PublicInfoTeam.com
Phone: 303.569.9972