Grand Junction planning $3.5 million pedestrian bridge

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- The City of Grand Junction is considering building a $3.5 million dollar pedestrian bridge to connect downtown Grand Junction to the Dos Rios area, but some say more planning needs to be done before its built.

The idea is for the bridge to start at the train depot property, near Pitkin and 2nd Street, and then drop down near Riverside Parkway.

But the owner of the property says he thinks the bridge will take away parking space, and stop new businesses from leasing the property.

"The city intended to take our property through eminent domain. We've notified our tenants that we are in the process of losing land to the city,” said property owner Dustin Anzures.

"We've worked with the property owner and are looking at the south side of the property for the bridge so we don't block any views," said Public Works Director, Trent Prall.

The city is waiting on more than $2 million in grant money from CDOT, and they'll know if they got it during first quarter of 2020.

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