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High Line Canal Pedestrian Bridge

Aurora celebrates grand opening of High Line Canal Pedestrian Bridge over I-70
Posted on 06/27/2024
High Line Canal Pedestrian Bridge over I-70

The city of Aurora celebrated the grand opening of the High Line Canal Pedestrian Bridge over I-70 Wednesday, June 26, following years of planning and work.

The pedestrian bridge located east of Tower Road, over I-70 was officially opened following a ceremony and ribbon cutting. Those in attendance included Aurora Mayor Mike Coffman, Council Member Steve Sundberg; Deputy Director of Park and OSNR Operations for the city of Aurora’s Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department Brian Green; Cindy Colip, Deputy Director of Project Delivery of Public Works; and Harriet Crittenden LaMair, CEO of the High Line Canal Conservancy.

The High Line Canal Trail spans 71 miles, weaving through the heart of the Denver Metro area, connecting diverse communities with natural beauty and recreational opportunities. The new pedestrian bridge closes the most difficult and last remaining missing segment of the High Line Canal Trail within the Metro Area. The pedestrian bridge will enhance recreational opportunities and connectivity by completing nearly two miles of multi-use trail to close the gap between Colfax Avenue and East 32nd Parkway.

Safety has been a paramount concern in the design with improved at-grade street crossings and railroad crossings along the trail to promote safe interactions between trail users along with vehicular and rail traffic. A continuous 8-foot-wide concrete trail ensures accessibility for all members of the community, promoting safe and enjoyable experiences.

This project was made possible through the support of Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG), Adams County Open Space, Conservation Trust Fund, the High Line Canal Conservancy and multiple departments within the city of Aurora.

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