Project Designer and Surveyor: City of Montrose Engineering Department
Construction Contractor: Oldcastle SW Group (Montrose, CO)
Design Cost: In-House
Construction Contract: $448k
Birch Street is a city right of way that crosses over the Loutsenhizer Canal near the Black Canyon Golf Course. Over the years, the bridge’s abutments and supporting foundations have become undermined and its supporting soils are eroding away. This undermining has advanced enough that replacement of the bridge is now warranted.
The bridge will be replaced with an aluminum box culvert similar to those present on city rights of way over the Loutsenhizer Canal at Otter, Niagara, Sunnyside, and Miami Roads. The project will also replace an undersized and aged waterline and failed sewerline beneath the bridge.
UPDATE APRIL 2022: The bridge construction is complete and final paving is scheduled to be completed within the next few weeks.