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A bridge too far

City cites safety in shutting down art installation on Animas River
Artist Jeff Madeen watches a raft float through a curtain of CDs several hours before police removed it from the bridge.
This photo illustration was included in the proposal by artists Jeff Madeen and Elizabeth Somers to the city of Durango for their art installation on the bridge at Rivergate. Parks and Recreation Department Director Cathy Metz said the finished project included elements not presented in the proposal, and police removed the elements Friday afternoon, hours after they were hung.
$PHOTOCREDIT_ON$Durango Police remove a curtain of CDs Friday from the bridge at Rivergate that was part of an art installation by Jeff Madeen and Elizabeth Sommers. Police said the curtain and other elements of the installation were not included in the artists’ proposal and presented a danger to river users.$PHOTOCREDIT_OFF$
$PHOTOCREDIT_ON$Alden Cooper installs the lettering for “Bridging Consciousness” on Friday afternoon at the Rivergate bridge.$PHOTOCREDIT_OFF$
$PHOTOCREDIT_ON$A silhouette of a business man and a question mark were two of the elements not included in the original proposal of “Bridging Consciousness” that were removed by police Friday afternoon.$PHOTOCREDIT_OFF$

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Artist Jeff Madeen watches a raft float through a curtain of CDs several hours before police removed it from the bridge.
This photo illustration was included in the proposal by artists Jeff Madeen and Elizabeth Somers to the city of Durango for their art installation on the bridge at Rivergate. Parks and Recreation Department Director Cathy Metz said the finished project included elements not presented in the proposal, and police removed the elements Friday afternoon, hours after they were hung.
$PHOTOCREDIT_ON$Durango Police remove a curtain of CDs Friday from the bridge at Rivergate that was part of an art installation by Jeff Madeen and Elizabeth Sommers. Police said the curtain and other elements of the installation were not included in the artists’ proposal and presented a danger to river users.$PHOTOCREDIT_OFF$
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$PHOTOCREDIT_ON$Alden Cooper installs the lettering for “Bridging Consciousness” on Friday afternoon at the Rivergate bridge.$PHOTOCREDIT_OFF$
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$PHOTOCREDIT_ON$A silhouette of a business man and a question mark were two of the elements not included in the original proposal of “Bridging Consciousness” that were removed by police Friday afternoon.$PHOTOCREDIT_OFF$
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