Denver finally solved its weird elevator problem and opened a $6.7M RiNo pedestrian bridge

After a weirdly complicated series of events and some complaining, Denver officially opened the bridge over the railroad tracks

A pedestrian bridge near 36th and Blake Streets that has yet to open. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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A yet-opened pedestrian bridge over railroad tracks outside of Bigsby's Folly on Wazee Street in RiNo, April 19, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) five points; rino; construction; development; bigsbys folly; winery; Denver; colorado; denverite; kevinjbeaty
A newly opened pedestrian bridge over railroad tracks outside of Bigsby’s Folly on Wazee Street in RiNo. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Hey, remember how the pedestrian bridge at 35th Street was supposed to open in April 2016, except they couldn’t find an elevator for it? Yeah, me too.

Well, after a weirdly complicated series of events and some complaining, the city officially opened the bridge over the railroad tracks. (TLDR: They couldn’t find an elevator that was made in America, and then they forgot to order air conditioners for the elevator.)

It should now be much quicker to get from, say, Tracks to The Source. There already is another pedestrian connection a few blocks up, near the 38th and Blake station, but this provides a couple more options.

Andrew Kenney

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Andrew Kenney writes about public spaces, Denver phenomena and whatever else. He previously worked for six years as a reporter at The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C. His most prized possession is his collection of bizarre voicemail. Leave him one at 303-502-2803, or email akenney@denverite.com.