It could cost $2 million to rebuild a car-friendly bridge, which was “a little much,” according to Jordan, so the replacement would be a bridge for pedestrians and bicycles only. “Our goal is to gauge public interest in starting a project,” Jordan told The Times-Independent. Dewey Bridge “is a part of Grand County history that we don’t want to lose,” she said. Jordan said that if the public responds positively, the commission could use documentation of public interest to obtain grants for the rebuild.
The Historical Preservation Commission is accepting comments on the idea of rebuilding the bridge. They are also accepting applications for a board member. The commission can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.