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Broomfield Bridge Keeps The Memory Of ‘Shep The Turnpike Dog’ Alive

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(Courtesy of Colorado Department of Transportation)
Shep the Turnpike Dog, lived at the tollbooth on the Denver-Boulder Turnpike, now Highway 36 during the 1950s.

A new pedestrian bridge in Broomfield has just been named after a dog. Not just any dog, a stray named "Shep" who greeted drivers in a tollbooth back in the 1950s when U.S. 36 first opened between Denver and Boulder.

Charlotte Havey wrote the children's book, "Shep the Turnpike Dog." We spoke in 2014 about Shep's legacy.