Coalition Assisting on Browns Park Swinging Bridge Repairs

Who could forget the day in June of 2014 when a blue 10 ton tractor broke halfway through the Browns Park Swinging Bridge and sat suspended over the Green River? For over two years, Colorado officials have worked to secure funding that will enable the bridge to be repaired and fully functional again but they’ve experienced many hiccups along the way. The one lane swinging bridge has long been considered a favorite tourist attraction in Northwest Colorado but its restoration also serves an important purpose for the Utah citizens on the other side. According to Coalition Co-Chair Mike McKee, the 6 County Infrastructure Coalition has joined the cause to help secure funding for the bridge though the amount will be little compared to Colorado’s responsibility. “This bridge is extremely valuable for many Utah residents in Daggett County and some in Uintah County for the purpose of emergency services,” shares McKee. The Coalition has approached the Community Impact Board for around $100,000 dollars that would be enough to complete the funding effort to see the bridge finally repaired. The CIB has not approved the request but is considering it during their upcoming December meeting.

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