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Skyway Skiway bridge wins nod

BRECKENRIDGE – The day when skiers and boarders can ride down the mountain to the day skier parking lots instead of taking a bus came a step closer Tuesday when the Breckenridge Planning Commission gave its unanimous approval to design plans for the Skyway Bridge.The bridge would bring the planned Skyway Skiway over Ski Hill Road on its way to a runout behind the new Mountain Thunder condos on Park Avenue, across the street from the Watson and Sawmill parking lots.The Skyway Skiway trail over the bridge starts on Four O’Clock Run near Beavers Drive on Peak 8, traverses town-owned open space to Hunt Placer Inn property, Lomax Placer Gulch, town-owned property at Christie Heights, and then over the road to Mountain Thunder.The Skiway Skyway is one of Breckenridge Ski Resort’s improvements to help it stay competitive. The Vail Resorts-owned company also plans to build a gondola from the parking lots to Peaks 7 and 8.Under the development agreement forged with the town in 2003, the ski resort has until 2008 to build the quarter-mile-long trail.The 41-foot-long bridge will rise some 14 feet above Ski Hill Road, and feature wooden crib abutments and a mining-theme crossing with cedar siding, welded wire mesh railings and sandstone-aced piers.The project now moves to the town council for discussion and approval.- Jane Stebbins


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