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I-70 Glenwood Canyon Rock Slide Damages Road, Bridge PDF Print E-mail
Written by Randy Post   
Monday, 08 March 2010 23:46

Glenwood Canyon I-10 Rock slide, 2010 Colorado governor Bill Ritter declared a disaster emergency Monday after a slide in Glenwood Canyon struck near midnight Sunday. It was located near Hanging Lake Tunnel, spot of a 2004 rockfall event that damaged a portion of cut and cover tunnel and required some innovative repair techniques. (Photos by CDOT via 9 News)

No injuries were reported, but the slide did some significant damage to median barriers, pavement, guardrails and even a bridge. Boulders up to 10-ft in diameter and up to 66-tons in weight fell into the westbound lanes. But perhaps the most impressive damage was the large hole or possibly holes that it punched through the bridge.

Glenwood Canyon I-10 Rock slide, 2010Repairs are currently underway, but the freeway will likely remain closed for some time. The closest detour is on the order of 200-miles.

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