Colorado considers more bridge construction oversight

05/25/2004 | Denver Post, The

State transportation officials have begun considering an increase in the department's oversight of bridge construction after a 40-ton girder on May 15 collapsed onto the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 and killed three people. Most of the current bridge contracts in the state allow builders a fair amount of freedom in terms of setting and bracing girders, and CDOT engineers now are "working very closely with contractors to get the extra assurance that girder erection will go safely," a spokeswoman said.

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