By Jennifer McRae

DENVER (CBS4)– A major construction project is about to begin that will impact travel for drivers making their way through Denver for the next few months. Crews will be shutting down a section of 8th Avenue to replace a nearly 100-year-old bridge. It will be months before it reopens.

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The 92-year-old bridge spans the South Platte River between Federal Boulevard and Zuni Street. Crews will demolish the old bridge before starting work on a replacement.

The replacement will be wider and have an additional lane as well as 10-foot sidewalks. Construction is expected to last until May 2022. Until then, drivers are urged to take 6th Avenue instead.

Jennifer McRae