Meeting scheduled for Swinging Bridge project |

Meeting scheduled for Swinging Bridge project

Janelle O'Dea

In late June, an employee of T. Wright Dickinson drove a tractor over Swinging Bridge that was too heavy for the bridge to hold. As a result, vehicles can no longer use the bridge.

Before the tractor damaged the bridge, cars and some trailers could use it if they met the low weight limit.

Moffat County Commissioner Tom Mathers said Swinging Bridge had poor decking to begin with and Dickinson’s accident pushed the county to fix it faster than they originally planned.

“We’re working good with T. Wright and his insurance to get it all fixed up,” Mathers said. Dickinson’s insurance will pay to repair the part of the bridge that Dickinson’s tractor broke, and the county will fund the rest of the project.

“This isn’t a T. Wright Dickinson bridge that the taxpayers fix. You broke it, you fix it,” Mathers said.

The cost of the repairs and when they will be complete is unknown, but Mathers said a meeting would be held at 9 a.m. Monday to discuss the project.