The Montrose County Road and Bridge department directed by County Engineer Dean Cooper is finishing up replacing the bridge at the C Canal on 57.00 Road in lower Coal Creek. I am an adjoining land owner with irrigation systems on three sides of the project.
Well before any equipment was on site, Dean was coordinating the plans for relocating and resetting my irrigation lines. His approach was to double the width of the bridge for public and traffic safety. One of my main lines would now be under the new box culvert.
The Olathe area bridge replacement crew with crew leaders Jeff Springer and Joe Allen Blowers began digging on Dec. 2. On Dec. 17, seven 28-ton box sections were set, right on schedule. This is a letter to say thanks to the Montrose County Road and Bridge department. Thanks to Dean Cooper for a project well planned. Thanks to Jeff, Joe Allen and their crew for a job well done and for excellent workmanship. It is a pleasure to work with a good crew. Thanks to the coordinated effort, traffic and farmers on 57.00 Road will now enjoy a new double wide bridge. My irrigation water will flow better. Thanks for a job well done.
– David Seymour