High water, debris battering bridge - bike trail under water - N. Shields St. (video) - #ftcollins #colorado
Estes Park dude ranch horses stranded by flood; need pasture, transportation

Rogue Poudre River: N. Shields bridge holding; river floods bike trail (video) #ftcollins #colorado

Engineers survey bridge flood scene
Engineers survey the N. Shields Street - Poudre River bridge, which is under attack by a swollen river.
Larimer County engineers survey the Poudre River bridge on our northwest corner as it is battered by debris, most likely washed down from the High Park Fire area. The bridge is scheduled for replacement, and its center pylon is already damaged by previous water scoring. Engineers have monitors wired to the bridge, which keep them informed as to the bridge's health. So far, so good, they say.


The river, which runs along our north border, is at about twice its spring melt levels, and has broken through to the gravel pond natural areas to the north. It has also flooded the Poudre River bike trail to our east, along the north border of the proposed Pateros Creek housing development.

Poudre River flood - bike trail - Poudre River Stables - Fort Collins - Colorado - 80521
Cayla Stone and her horse, Cooper, watch the swollen Poudre River from the safety of our east pasture.