Update: Largo Canyon Bridge Re-Opened

Please follow normal use restrictions posted at the bridge. The bridge has a 10-ton limit, is height limited, and should not be used when water is flowing.

From San Juan County:

Update: March 18, 2019

The bridge on County Road 4450 has re-opened.

Update: March 13, 2019

Five Mile Bridge on CR4450 is closed again. The bridge will remain closed until largo wash is no longer flowing and crews can inspect the embankments for erosion damage.

Update: March 6, 2019

As of Wednesday Morning, San Juan County Public works has reopened Five Mile Bridge, on County Road 4450.

The bridge is now open for normal traffic. As conditions allow, crews will work to maintain and improve safety.

Please follow normal use restrictions posted at the bridge. The bridge has a 10-ton limit, is height limited, and should not be used when water is flowing.

San Juan County will continue to monitor the bridge and will close the bridge again if water flow in Largo Wash cause concern for the safety of the bridge.

March 4, 2019

San Juan County Public Works Department has closed Five Mile Bridge over Largo Wash, following rainstorms over the weekend.
Five Mile Bridge is located on County Road 4450, spanning Largo Wash. Rain events in the area over the March 1 weekend have caused significant washout damage to the west embankment of the bridge.
The bridge will remain closed until water flow allows for further evaluation of the safety of the bridge.
Five Mile Bridge sees only minimal traffic daily from local area residents and oilfield traffic. Motorists are already warned to stay off the bridge if there is water flowing in the wash.
Drivers seeking to access locations south of the bridge on CR 4450 are advised to use CR 4990 from US 64.

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