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Want this bridge? The Colorado Department of Transportation wants you to have it, gratis.
The state of Colorado has a bridge it wants to give you.
"For those who are interested, the bridge is free to a good home, but the recipient will need to pay for the disassembly, relocation, and re-assembly of the bridge," the Colorado Department of Transportation says on its website.
The DOT is hoping to unload the Dotsero Bridge, a 150-foot-long, 33-foot-wide, 13-foot-high and 77-year-old metal truss bridge that spans the Colorado River and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Denver Post reported.
And it's hoping to unload the bridge — which it plans to replace with a new "green" bridge — without having itself to pay for its removal.
"The bridge may be a good candidate for re-use as a pedestrian or recreational trail bridge," agency historian Lisa Schoch told the Denver Post.
Want the bridge? Just be sure you invest in a new deck and abutments wherever you put it, and don't disrupt any of the lead paint that covers the bridge.