Recently we had a concerned citizen write in to our “Ask the City” segment inquiring about repairs to the Clark Street Bridge. While the decaying bridge and its planned replacement have been talked about very actively in our news lately, we haven’t actually ever taken a good look at the condition of the bridge. People around town always seem to question the safety of the bridge, so we decided to take the camera out and capture a quick snapshot of different parts of the structure, which you can see in the gallery above.

While everyone sees the damage on the bridge’s top decking as they drive over the bridge, chances are that many people in town have not seen much of the supporting structure. I myself didn’t expect to see as much crumbling as I captured in the gallery above, but am by no means an expert on the subject.

However in the past I know that the question of how much longer the Clark Street Bridge will survive has been asked of the city, but I personally have never heard any kind of definite answer. This may be partially due to the fact that WYDOT and not the City of Laramie is actually responsible for the bridge and its maintenance.

It’s probably not a fair question to ask if Laramie residents think the current condition of bridge’s structure is sound as that should be left to professionals. However we do think it’s fair ask whether or not you personally feel confident in using the bridge. Let us know what you think below:


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