An invitation for bids has been issued for work that could begin next year on the rehabilitation of a bridge viaduct in an industrial section of north Denver.
The 48th Avenue viaduct crosses over railroad tracks used by both the Burlington Northern Santa Fe and Union Pacific railroad companies, as well as Denver’s Regional Transportation District.
The project, sponsored by both the city and county of Denver, and with an estimated price tag of anywhere from $2.5 million to $3.1 million, will see specialized deck repairs, the replacement of expansion joints, and removal and replacement installation of waterproofing membrane.
Additional work will see the building of an asphalt wearing surface, and curb, sidewalk, and deck overhang construction, along with minor upgrades to half a dozen interior posts.
The massive viaduct was completed in 1978 at a cost of $1.9 million.
The bid invitation has a questions deadline of November 11 and bid opening scheduled for December 3.
By Garry Boulard