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Old 2 Weeks Ago   #1
 
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Upper Colorado Red Dirt Creek Bridge

Construction is completed on the Red Dirt Bridge. It is a vast improvement from the old one. The rock on each side is new and I'm sure it will shift with high water.
At current flow there is a slot on far river right. The main channel is a center to right move if the current rocks stay put.
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Thanks for posting that and we appreciate ECOS reaching out to us on the Buzz!

Question - is there any idea what flow level the bridge clearance will become less than about 4 feet? They should have this data in the design documents or somewhere from the modeling.

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The engineering firm said it would likely be on the order of the 10yr flood cfs of 15,000cfs. The railroad and Red Dirt bridges share the same height. Hope that helps.


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Thank you much! Nice work!

Did they remove rock constricting flow in the last couple weeks? I feel like it was much bigger on 5/3 when I ran it last!
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The cofferdams were removed. Look closely at the pictures and you'll see there is still some rock along the sides.


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Wow! That's truly awesome, the old set up was just sketchy, super stoked to see what looks like really awesome progress for safer boating.
Huge thanks!!
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