Chaffee County, along with partner Native Sun Construction, will replace the bridge spanning the Arkansas River located on County Road 397 in Granite, Colorado off of US Highway 24 between Leadville and Buena Vista.
Work will include removal of the existing bridge and construction of the new vehicular bridge, including the rehabilitation of the original truss from the historic bridge. In addition, the access roads will be graded and landscaping will be completed.
This project will improve the strength, safety, and sustainability of the bridge structure while maintaining its historical character and restoring some of its original steel components. Additionally, substantial river bank stabilization will be provided underneath the bridge.