3-lane bridge in SW Colo. locked in legal fight

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Durango, Colo. (AP) - A proposed road connecting a three-lane highway bridge to U.S. 550 in La Plata County is locked in a legal battle.

Residents near the bridge, which is part of a $34 million state highway project, have dubbed it a multimillion dollar ``bridge to nowhere.'' A spokesman for U.S. Rep. John Salazar said last week the Congressman has asked Colorado Department of Transportation Officials for an explanation.

CDOT officials said the bridge spanning U.S. 160 south of Durango will eventually connect to a road.

Ranch owner Chris Webb opposes having the proposed highway run through his land.

The bridge is part of a realignment of U.S. 550 and is being built to accommodate future growth in the Grandview area between Durango and Bayfield.

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