by the ECT’s concern for Public Safety
Concern for Public Safety has always been a “Hot Button” here at the ECT.
The ECT’s Goal Here – is to bring the current condition of this Eagle County Bridge to the attention of both CDOT and Eagle County’s Road and Bridge department.
Bottom Line: The ECT folks are not comfortable with the current (22MAR2015) safety condition of this Rte. 6 Bridge (over Brush Creek) between Eagle and Gypsum.
This Bridge is on the part of Rte. 6 – we all drive on to get to the Costco and Eagle County’s Regional Airport.
Any Reasonable Person – can insist that attaching a (protective guard rail) to a concrete barrier that is clearly in the process of decay – in an inherently UNSAFE thing to do.
How did things deteriorate to the point where a (highway safety professional?) thought it a good idea to even suggest bolting this guard rail to the concrete – as some sort of (temporary?) safety repair?
The ECT folks are not professionally qualified to articulate the current (22MAR2015) safety condition of the underneath concrete supports, that support the Steel I-Beams that constitute the bulk of this Bridge’s load bearing capability. What concerns the ECT folks is – if this Bridge’s (support undercarriage) has been maintained as well as the Bridges concrete guard rail…maybe it’s time to encourage our Public School Bus Drivers (and everyone else) to consider using I-70 to get between Eagle and Gypsum…
Hopefully someone at both CDOT and Eagle County – Road and Bridge is willing to comment publically and advise the ECT and others of the current Safety Assessment – and their current (much needed) plan to improve it – this Spring 2015.