|Corporex sets public pedestrian bridge over East Colfax Ave.|
|Monday, 21 February 2011 18:45|
Did you see a bridge being driven down Colfax last weekend? It was part of our client, Corporex's Fitzsimons Village project.
Corporex, developer of Fitzsimons Village, set a public pedestrian footbridge over East Colfax Ave. near Xanadu St. in Aurora.
JCF Bridge Company, headquartered in Driftwood, TX, built the 163-foot steel truss structure that will connect the Anschutz Medical Campus to Fitzsimons Village. The bridge will provide safe and easy access to the new Fitzsimons 100 office building, more amenities including a bank, restaurants and shops and a 153-room Marriott Springhill Suites Hotel that will open soon.
“As promised to The Children’s hospital, our first tenant at Fitzsimons Village, we delivered a 168,000-square-foot class A office building and a bridge less than nine months after breaking ground,” said Mark Witkiewicz, senior vice president of Corporex Colorado LLC.
The bridge weighs nearly 175,000 pounds and is a fully- enclosed conditioned space. Using heavy equipment, girders and two cranes, engineers lifted the bridge, securing it to two structures encasing stairwells and elevators.