Colorado

Apr 23, 2010 9:54 PM by Stephanie Collins

Reusing the old 4th St. bridge in Pueblo

Demolition of the old 4TH St. bridge in Pueblo is underway, and all the concrete and asphalt that made up the bridge won't go to waste, it will get a new life.

Materials from the old bridge will be taken to Vision Recycled Aggregate and Landscape Material. Everything will be broken down so it can be reused, "When they're done with it they cut it or tear it out, load it on a truck, bring it here, we crush it and they reuse that product," Says Sue Nunn, manager at Vision.

The product Vision will produce from the old asphalt and concrete is called road-base. It will be used under new streets and roads, and to make driveways. Nunn knows her work is making a difference and is proud that the idea of reusing roads is catching on, "Were taking in hundreds to thousands of tons a year," Adds Nunn.

While the fourth street bridge is one of the biggest projects Nunn's been a part of, she's helped with many others, more recently the new walkway along Northern.

Crews working on the bridge say they hope to start hauling pieces of the old bridge away starting Saturday.

 

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