The City of Loveland, Colorado recently opened a newly-built half mile of the Loveland Recreational Trail. This completed a missing connection in the city trail system. The 18-mile trail runs along the Big Thompson River and offers beautiful views of the Rocky Mountains to cyclists and those walking the trail.
“J-U-B Engineering was contracted by the City of Loveland Parks & Recreation Department to design and engineer abutments and the placement of an existing pedestrian bridge for the extension of the Recreation Trail within the City. Their attention to detail and ability to adapt led to a very successful repurposing and placement of the existing pedestrian bridge over a 50’ wide irrigation canal.” — Scott Sinn, City Planner
The repurposed bridge had been washed away from the Viestenze-Smith Mountain Park during 2013 flooding. The bridge would no longer span the changed river so the City found a new place for it on the Loveland Trail.