Huge pedestrian bridge installed in downtown Colorado Springs

The bridge had been envisioned in Colorado Springs’ downtown master plan for decades.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Construction crews are putting the finishing touches on a new 250-foot pedestrian bridge in downtown Colorado Springs.

The bridge, which was installed on Monday, will connect America the Beautiful Park with the adjacent U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Museum complex and downtown Colorado Springs.

Crews had to hoist the massive bridge into the air and drive it across a railroad in order to place it onto its abutments.

City of Colorado Springs officials said the “masterfully orchestrated event was completed in an eight-hour window during which all trains transiting through Colorado Springs were held in place to complete the move.”

The bridge had been envisioned in Colorado Springs’ downtown master plan for decades, according to the city.

“The bridge, from idea to execution, represents how Colorado Springs is coming together to further create a

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