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Blue River Bridge installed in Silverthorne

Caitlin Row
Special to the DailyThe Blue River Bridge being assembled in Greeley.
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SILVERTHORNE – The Town of Silverthorne’s newest bridge over the Blue River will be installed Tuesday and Wednesday. This event is not open to spectators due to safety and location constraints.

According to Silverthorne’s assistant to the town manager Ryan Hyland, opening the bridge and path is still several weeks away, “but the new bridge placement will certainly draw more attention to this exciting project.”

The new bridge is being dedicated to Tammy Jamieson, the former Town of Silverthorne Recreation and Culture Director. She recently succumbed to brain cancer last spring.

Jamieson was deeply ingrained in Silverthorne’s recreation culture, and she worked in the town’s recreation department for 14 years. Most recently, she was its director for the last nine years. She was also the driving force behind the realization of many portions of the Blue River Trail, and this one in particular will be celebrating her life.

Here are some facts about Silverthorne’s Blue River Bridge:

– Contract price: $923,000

– It’s being built on town-owned land

– Construction: The single-span bow truss bridge was built in Greeley in four sections, assembled and then disassembled. The next step was to deliver it to Silverthorne in four pieces for reassembly.

– Amount of concrete required for bridge placement in tons: Approximately 84 tons

– Bridge length: 221 ft.

– Weight: Approximately 79.5 Tons

– Materials – Natural weathering steel, natural rust color over time; will not require painting; Brazilian hardwood IPE decking (70 year life expectancy)


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