July 08, 2021

Officials Join Lyons Community for Grand Opening of 2nd Avenue Bridge

Bridge Rebuilt following 2013 Flood

LYONS - Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera, Senator John Hickenlooper, and Congressman Joe Neguse attended the Grand Opening of the new 2nd Avenue Bridge in Lyons. The bridge needed to be rebuilt after the devastating floods in 2013 and it is ready for use. 

“I’m thrilled to join the Lyons community today for the grand opening of the 2nd street bridge,” said Congressman Joe Neguse. “Following the 2013 floods in Colorado, our community has worked hard to build back better and more resiliently. I’m abundantly grateful for the dedicated collaboration of the town of Lyons and the Boulder Commissioners in this rebuilding project. The new bridge will connect our community and make local travel more safe and efficient.”

“The 2013 flood caused destruction, but it could not wash away our state’s resolve. I was honored to join the Lyons community today for the reopening of the 2nd Avenue Bridge,” said Lt. Governor Dianne Primavera. “The Polis-Primavera administration is laser-focused on building back stronger. I can’t think of a better moment to have unveiled the completed project. Today’s unveiling will serve as a reminder of where we’ve been and as a symbol of our community connections in the future.”

“This bridge symbolizes the Lyons community’s resilience and strength,” said U.S. Senator John Hickenlooper. “We built back better. Now we need to make all of our roads and bridges stronger as we fix our nation’s infrastructure.” 

Representatives from the Department of Local Affairs and representatives from the Colorado Department of Public Safety, and local officials were in attendance. 

The reconstructed bridge was funded through FEMA with assistance from the state of Colorado’s Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery program.