Rio Blanco Bridge project hits snag

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Based on information received by Archuleta County Friday, Aug. 29, the Rio Blanco Bridge will not be reconstructed this year, as was anticipated.

The Rio Blanco Bridge is located on County Road 337A, approximately 8.4 miles southeast of Pagosa Springs and 200 feet southwest of U.S. 84.

According to Public Works Director Ken Feyen, the bridge is currently rated in the 20s on a sufficiency scale of zero to 100, with zero being the worst and 100 being the best. Because the bridge’s rating is below 50, the county qualified for federal funding to replace it.

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