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Crew are digging at a former Colorado nuclear site [Video]

Construction crews are moving forward with a bridge connecting Westminster Open Space and Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife workers are using bulldozers to clear dirt in an area of a proposed bridge to connect the former nuclear weapons site to Westminster Hills Open Space.

The bridge is a major cog in plans for the Rocky Mountain Greenway, which aims to build trails to connect Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge with Rocky Mountain National Park.

David Wood lives near Rocky Flats and said he’s excited to see the construction in progress.

“I definitely support it,” Wood said. “The alternative is to try and have people cross Indiana [Street] on their own without a bridge.”

But the project received pushback from some people concerned with more development at Rocky Flats, which has been the focus of health concerns since closing in the early 1990s.

“It’s a bad idea all the way around,” said Jon Lipsky. “This pedestrian bridge is …

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