The community will soon see two new pedestrian bridges in place as part of the work being done on the Interstate-25/Cimarron Design-Build project – one over Monument Creek and one over Fountain Creek. The bridges are scheduled to be completed in May, after which the project team will finish remaining trail and stream improvements work to open all of the trails by late summer 2017.
The pre-fabricated Monument Creek pedestrian bridge structure was purchased by the City of Colorado Springs. This bridge will be located north of Cimarron Street and will provide a new connection from the paved Pikes Peak Greenway Trail over Monument Creek, which becomes the realigned Midland Trail along Fountain Creek to the west.
Kraemer removed the original Fountain Creek pedestrian bridge intact. It is now being used by the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region for access to its dog park. The new bridge will be located just east of the old location and will be a longer and wider structure to accommodate creek improvements and higher flows.