The Pitkin County Open Space and Trails Board on Sept. 7 voted unanimously to support including construction of a bridge connection between the Aspen Village Subdivision and the Rio Grande Trail in the 2022 budget for Open Space and Trails. Meanwhile, the Board of County Commissioners gave the project an informal go-ahead for budgeting purposes. The two boards met jointly on the 7th. Construction of the bridge in spring/summer of 2022 is contemplated.
Engineering consultants have conducted a feasibility study/cost analysis for the connection. A pre-fabricated, steel-truss bridge is recommended along with alignment No. 2 among four bridge alignments that were considered. The steel-truss bridge would be similar to the one previously installed to link Lazy Glen Subdivision and the Rio Grande Trail.
Find the Sept. 7 meeting materials, including the engineers' report, below. Please sign up below if you are interested in being updated on this process.