CH2M HILL starts designing Cimarron bridge in $320K deal

       Colorado Springs Public Works has reached an agreement with the firm of CH2M HILL to complete the design of the Cimarron Street bridge over Conejos Street and the railroad tracks. The $320,000 deal is for “final design and construction management,” according to a recent report from Public Works Director Ronald Mitchell.
       The new bridge had been designed up to 30 percent under a previous contract with COSMIX (I-25 widening) contractor Rockrim-mon Constructors, which also included the recent demolition of the south half of the old bridge.
       The city plan is to have the bridge match the decorative styles of the Colorado Avenue bridge and the Bijou bridge over I-25 (which is due for completion this fall).
       A contractor to build the new bridge has not yet been selected.
       Plans still call for the south half of the bridge to be completed - allowing four lanes of traffic once more - by spring 2008.
       The old bridge was part of the original I-25 project in 1958. It was reduced to two lanes and moved up on the transportation priority list when the south half was declared unsafe to continue using last August.

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