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Bridge Road Over Gore Creek - Aesthetic Alternatives

  • 13 January 2016

The Town of Vail has received a bridge replacement grant to replace the existing structure with a new bridge.  The existing structure has had to be closed numerous times over the years for safety concerns as debris has created a blockage in one or multiple culverts and the waters of Gore Creek have over-topped the pavement. The new structure will completely span the creek minimizing the possibility of future over-topping. 

Loris and Associates, contracted by the Town, has developed four aesthetic alternatives for the new structure.

Option A: Traditional bridge rails with focal columns at the bridge abutments.  



Options B and C: Bridge rails with arch elements taking into consideration the concrete arches around the existing culverts.  

Option B

Option C

Option D: Arch span over the creek.  



All exposed concrete is proposed to have a colored structural coating, browns and tans.

The four alternatives will be presented to Town Council on February 2, 2016. Please join us for the Town Council discussion or share your preferences in advance of the meeting by emailing For questions and comments, Contact the Town of Vail’s Project Engineer, Chad Salli at 970-479-2169 or email at

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