Heavy rain damaged a bridge on Highway 67 between Florence and Wetmore Tuesday. All traffic is being detoured around the bridge.
The bridge is made of wood and was built in 1952. It serves about 1,300 vehicles. Prior to Tuesday's storm it was rated in "good" condition.
According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, the storm water was flowing over the bridge. As a result, the structure sank about five feet below the road surface.
CDOT employees are examining the bridge Wednesday, working to determine what repairs are necessary.
In the meantime, traffic north of the bridge is advised to use Highway 50 and traffic to the south is advised to use Highway 69 or 96.
That came after mudslides triggered by rain that started Monday temporarily shut down U.S. 24 west of Colorado Springs through Tuesday morning. The mud on the roadway east of Cascade was five feet deep and trapped a pickup truck. No one was hurt. El Paso County sheriff's Lt. Jeff Kramer said two homes in Green Mountain Falls also suffered significant flooding damage. They are in an area downhill from the 28-square-mile area burned in June.
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