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City of Colorado Springs / City Engineering / PPRTA Projects / Hancock Avenue Bridge over Templeton Gap Floodway

Hancock Avenue Bridge over Templeton Gap Floodway

Hancock Avenue Bridge
The Completed Hancock Avenue Bridge

The new bridge opened to traffic on Monday, June 11, 2012.


Project Description:  The proposed project is for the reconstruction of the Hancock Avenue Bridge over the Templeton Gap Floodway.  The existing bridge is located along Hancock Avenue north of Fillmore Street and south of Austin Bluffs.  The bridge is approximately 195 feet long and was originally constructed in 1935 with an expansion project in 1961.  The need for reconstruction of the bridge is due to the structural instability of the bridge and hydraulic concerns related to the Templeton Gap Floodway.  Key design elements include bridge reconstruction, potential retaining walls, roadway grading and pavement, utility relocations and trail connection construction.

Estimated project schedule:  The bridge was closed for replacement on September 15, 2011.  The demolition of the old bridge has been completed and the bridge replacement contract was awarded to Hamon Contractors Inc.  They began constructing the new bridge on November 1, 2011 and completed the project 3 months ahead of schedule.

Public Participation:  The project team valued the input and involvement of area residents, businesses and travelers. The team welcomed and appreciated thoughtful, constructive suggestions and ideas. Together, we identified the critical issues and priorities and defined the criteria by which the solutions were achieved. 

Exhibits and Maps from the public open house held on October 7, 2010 - click here


Funding:  PPRTA funds for this project are programmed as shown below.

Budget:  Design: $1M (2010),  Construction: $3.8M (late 2011)    

Project Manager: Mike Chaves - City Engineering 719-385-5408