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Photos: Ten most traveled Colorado bridges that are structurally deficient

Big photos below.
Big photos below.

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association has issued a report about the nation's bridges, and there are plenty to be concerned about in Colorado. As noted by Fox31, 536 of them, representing 6 percent of the total in the state, are considered structurally compromised, with 902, or 10 percent, deemed functionally obsolete.

As part of its Colorado profile, the ARTBA has compiled a list of the ten most traveled bridges in the state that are structurally compromised. All of them are in Denver or Jefferson County and at least three (the ones on 6th Avenue) are in the process of being replaced -- and that's a good thing, since they've registered a daily driving average starting at around 95,000 and going up to more than 180,000. Count down the photo-illustrated top ten below, supplemented by ARTBA data, followed by the agency's Colorado report.

Number 10:

Photos: Ten most traveled Colorado bridges that are structurally deficient

County: Denver

Year built: 1958:

Type of bridge: Urban Interstate

Location: US 85 ML I-25 NBND in Denver

Daily crossings: 95,500

Number 9:

Photos: Ten most traveled Colorado bridges that are structurally deficient

County: Denver

Year built: 1966

Type of bridge: Urban Interstate

Location: Tennyson Street, I-70 ML, Lakeside

Daily crossing: 96,500

Number 8:

Photos: Ten most traveled Colorado bridges that are structurally deficient

County: Jefferson

Year built: 1972

Type of bridge: Urban freeway/expressway

Location: SH 121 ML, US 6 ML, in Lakewood

Daily crossing: 101,000

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Number 7:

Photos: Ten most traveled Colorado bridges that are structurally deficient

County: Jefferson

Year built: 1964

Type of bridge: Urban freeway/expressway

Location: Garrison Street, US 6 ML in Lakewood

Daily crossings: 102,000

Number 6:

Photos: Ten most traveled Colorado bridges that are structurally deficient

County: Denver

Year built: 1965

Type of bridge: Rural minor arterial

Location: I-70 ML, Pecos Street in Denver

Daily crossings: 109,000

Number 5:

Photos: Ten most traveled Colorado bridges that are structurally deficient

County: Jefferson

Year built: 2011

Type of bridge: Urban freeway/expressway

Location: SH 95 ML/Sheridan Avenue, US 6 ML in Lakewood

Daily crossings: 113,000

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Number 4:

Photos: Ten most traveled Colorado bridges that are structurally deficient

County: Denver

Year built: 1958

Type of bridge: Urban freeway/expressway

Location: Bryant Street, US 6 ML in Denver

Daily crossings: 131,000

Number 3:

Photos: Ten most traveled Colorado bridges that are structurally deficient

County: Denver

Year built: 1956

Type of bridge: Urban freeway/expressway

Location: South Platte River, US 6 ML, West side of I-25 INT., Denver

Daily crossings: 137,000

Number 2:

Photos: Ten most traveled Colorado bridges that are structurally deficient

County: Denver

Year built: 1956

Type of bridge: Rural arterial

Location: BNSF Railroad, US 6 ML, East Edge of I-25 INT.

Daily crossings: 137,000

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Number 1:

Photos: Ten most traveled Colorado bridges that are structurally deficient

County: Denver

Year built: 1964

Type of bridge: Urban Interstate

Location: Havana ST, UP Railroad, I-70 ML in Denver

Daily crossings: 183,000

Here's the full report:

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