Arapahoe Bridge over Big Dry Creek Bridge Replacement

image of a road with the words Arapahoe Road over Big Dry Creek

Project Overview: The City of Centennial is working with a consultant team to finalize the design of the replacement bridge over Big Dry Creek. This well-used bridge was built in 1945 and is located on Arapahoe Road, just east of University and west of South Elizabeth Street, which serves as a main east-west corridor to and from I-25 for the surrounding neighborhoods and businesses. This 74-year old bridge is well past its prime and is starting to show signs of wear. As part of this project, the design will also include the needed roadway, drainage, and trail improvements.

Entity: City-led 

Project Map:


map of project area

Project Schedule: The preliminary design for the bridge and associated infrastructure is complete. Centennial is currently working to finalize the design in anticipation of advertising this project for construction in early 2021. The City is completing the project’s final details and construction is anticipated to begin in late summer 2021. Construction is expected to be completed in early Summer 2022.

Project Process: Below is a project video that highlights the current bridge conditions and provides an overview of the proposed final design.

Click to view pdf version of the project video(PDF, 3MB).