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Community Provides Input On Future 47th & York Bridge

Denver Public Works and the NDCC hosted an open house on January 17 to update community members on plans to build a bicycle/pedestrian bridge in the Elyria-Swansea neighborhood and provide a look at what this bridge would look like.

The bridge will span the railroad tracks near the intersection of 47th Avenue and York Street, enabling people to safely walk between the Elyria and Swansea neighborhoods when trains are at the crossing. Construction is expected to begin in early 2019 and be completed in early 2020.

At last month’s meeting, community members were able to view an animated flyover video of what the structure will look like with its stairways and triangle-shaped ramps on either side of the train tracks. Display boards showing various possibilities for bridge aesthetics and public space uses also allowed the community to provide input on elements like concrete textures, railing styles, lighting levels and the use and character of public spaces next to the bridge. 

Attendees to the 47th & York project open house look at design options to be featured around the future bike and pedestrian bridge