Construction Began: November 2017
Completed: March 2018
About the Project
The bridge is located south of E. 104th Ave. and east of Fronterra Park, 10020 Joplin St. The bridge measures 27 feet in length and features a 10-foot-wide concrete path. The new bridge connects the Buckley Ranch neighborhood to the Second Creek Greenway Trail and provides a safe path for trail users to access Stuart Middle School, Second Creek Elementary School and Fronterra Park.
The Second Creek Trail will eventually connect to the South Platte River, Brighton and Adams County in the north, with Denver and Aurora to the south. In 2010, Commerce City opened a 4.5-mile stretch of this trail from E. 108th to E. 96th avenues, connecting it with the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge Perimeter Trail. Although not yet complete, the perimeter trail includes 11 miles of path in Commerce City, offering glimpses of wildlife and wildflowers, and access to the civic center via the Prairie Gateway Open Space Trail.