The Basin Road Bridge will remain closed until Dec. 6th.
Weather has delayed some of the reconstruction on the old wooden-trestle bridge, and work crews need more time.
Silver Bow Construction had hoped to complete the job and re-open the bridge on Saturday, Dec. 1st, but Project Manager Larry Gamez says they’re in the finishing phase:
“You know we’re so close, but we need six more days on that,” Gamez says.
The project started in October 2011. The work has been done in phases to accommodate the high-traffic tourist season.
Basin Road provides access to Last Chance Basin, the mining museum and popular hiking trails.
The original bridge was built in 1936 when the AJ Mine was in operation.
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