City contractors to place 250-foot bridge downtown Monday | Colorado Springs News

City contractors will haul a 250-foot-long pedestrian bridge into place Monday over the railroad tracks between the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum and America the Beautiful Park.

The new $20 million bridge drew from the architectural themes of the recently opened museum and is expected to become a new iconic downtown structure, said Ryan Phipps, senior engineer with the city of Colorado Springs.

“It’s going to be source of civic pride,” he said.

The bridge is expected to be placed within an eight-hour window and rolled slowly onto its abutments by large self-propelled modular transporters, vehicles that provide a stable platform on numerous wheels, he said. The vehicles are expected to be the safest way to move the 300-ton steel and concrete structure, he said. 

“It will be very exciting to watch,” he said.

The bridge had to be built before it was placed over the railroad tracks because construction could not disrupt freight traffic for an extended period, he said. 

The structure is the latest step in the revitalization of southwest downtown, a vision that’s been decades in the making and is now coming to fruition with the improvements along Vermijo Avenue, the museum’s opening and the construction of the new downtown stadium southwest of Cimarron and Sahwatch streets.

The bridge was designed to match the Olympic museum and the architects drew inspiration from Olympic athletes themselves, designing it to be sleek, minimal and to invoke the idea of motion, said Holly Deichmann Chacon the bridge’s architect with Diller Scofidio + Renfro. 

The bridge’s beauty will also contribute to plans for a modern and urban downtown expected to see about $2 billion in infrastructure and commercial investment over the next 20 years, said Bob Cope, economic development manager. 

“We knew it couldn’t be a typical bridge. … We knew

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Monday Sector Leaders: Auto Parts, General Contractors & Builders

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In trading on Monday, auto parts shares were relative leaders, up on the day by about 5%. Leading the group were shares of Commercial Vehicle Group (CVGI), up about 14.1% and shares of Workhorse Group (WKHS) up about 12.1% on the day.

Also showing relative strength are general contractors & builders shares, up on the day by about 4.6% as a group, led by Beazer Homes USA (BZH), trading higher by about 7.2% and Hovnanian Enterprises (HOV), trading higher by about 6.8% on Monday.

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Rothko Chapel closes Monday for 8-month renovation

If you have been thinking about visiting the Rothko Chapel soon, you’ll need to make it real soon.

Starting Monday, the landmark Houston art and spiritual site, which holds 14 monumental paintings by Mark Rothko, will close for a renovation project that will take all year to complete.

The Chapel will be open regular hours (10 a.m.-6 p.m.) on Thursdayand Sunday, March 3; with abbreviated hours Friday and Saturday, when the Rothko organization’s symposium “Toward a Better Future: Transforming the Climate Crisis” will occupy the space part of each day.

Public viewing hours are 1-6 p.m. Friday and 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.

The project will bring a reconfigured, more open entry space and a new central skylight designed to shed better light on the canvases. Across the street, work has begun on the site for a new welcome center and an energy house for the campus’ mechanical systems.

George Sexton of the lighting design firm George Sexton Associates, Stephen Cassell of Architecture Research Office and Christopher Rothko, the son of the artist and chair of the Chapel’s “Opening Spaces” capital campaign, will give a free talk with University of Houston art history professor Sandra Zalman about the building’s architecture at 6 p.m. April 8 at the UH Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design.

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