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Doubts raised about replacing Lackawanna Bridge
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Posted on March 17 2011, 2:52pm by Mark Esper in Local News category
The condemned Lackawanna Bridge over the Animas River
just north of Silverton in a file photo.
The Colorado Department of Transportation has offered funding to help the county replace the condemned Lackawanna Bridge, but county officials said the required match exceeds their financial load limit.
And the Silverton Town Council on Monday night showed little interest in helping to span the funding gap.
Town and County Planning Director David Michaelson told the county commissioners last week that the CDOT grant would require a 20 percent match. And that means the county would have to shell out at least $100,000.
The bridge was condemned after a state inspection last June. And county officials indicated they plan to actually remove the crippled structure this spring, due to liability concerns.

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