- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 9, 2018

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado town wrecked by a 2013 flood is celebrating another milestone in its recovery with the opening of a permanent replacement for a damaged bridge.

The Daily Times-Call reports Lyons held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the rejuvenated and newly named McConnell Bridge on Tuesday.

The previous bridge, which ran over the St. Vrain Creek, was destroyed by the flood five years ago.

The $2.2 million bridge reconstruction project was funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Colorado Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery program.

High school student Noah Sangelo says now that the bridge is open, he and his classmates will be able to drive over the smoother bridge to get to school and avoid going over potholes.


Information from: Daily Times-Call, http://timescall.com/

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