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Pedestrian bridges to be installed in Historic Firestone for trail access

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FIRESTONE — The town of Firestone plans to install two pedestrian bridges this spring in Historic Firestone to allow for safer trail access.

The first bridge will be installed at the south end of the Jacob H. Firestone Memorial Park at the intersection of Colorado Boulevard and Grant Avenue. This area of the trail has a downward slope where water and ice have traditionally collected causing unsafe passage.

The second bridge will allow direct access to the trail through the Firestone Villas neighborhood off of Venice Avenue. Both of the bridges will protect health and safety concerns for patrons of the trail, as well as provide a safer route to school for students.

The 2014 town of Firestone budget includes $200,000 for the cost of these two bridges, which will be funded through the Parks Impact Fee Fund. The expenditure was approved by the Firestone Board of Trustees as part of the 2014 budget process.