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Repairs on Browns Park Swinging Bridge expected in 2017

Craig Daily Press Staff Report
Moffat County has been approved for a $760,000 matching grant from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs to repair the Browns Park Swinging Bridge and repairs are expected to take place in 2017, according to Moffat County Commissioner Chuck Grobe,
Patrick Kelly

Moffat County Commissioner Chuck Grobe said full funding for repairs on the Browns Park Swinging Bridge have been secured and a functional bridge is expected in 2017.

The Colorado Department of Local Affairs notified the county that it approved a $760,000 matching grant via email shortly before 5 p.m. Friday, he said.

The matching portion of the grant is $160,000 from the county — $68,000 of which is from T. Wright Dickinson’s insurance payment — $500,000 from the Colorado Department of Transportation’s Off-System Bridge Program and $100,000 from stakeholders.

In June 2014, an employee of local rancher Dickinson attempted to drive an overweight tractor across the bridge in June 2014 but punched through halfway across.

Since then, the bridge has remained closed.


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