The current Castle Creek Bridge was built in 1961 and designed to last 75 years. The Castle Creek Bridge is nearing the end of its useful life and the City of Aspen believes the choice before the community is to either:
- Build the Preferred Alternative; or
- Don’t build the Preferred Alternative.
If the community does not want to build the Preferred Alternative AND wants to explore another alternative, it will require opening the Record of Decision (ROD) or creating a new ROD. It is estimated, in 2022 dollars, that the process would cost approximately $7-8 million and take four to eight years to complete, depending on which of the other alternatives the community would want to pursue.