Nevada County Bridge Program
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), is responsible for performing bridge inspections in accordance with federal regulations on approximately 12,000 bridges owned by local government agencies and making structure repair recommendations, as well as determining the safe load capacity. The purpose of the Highway Bridge Program (HBP) is to replace and rehabilitate public highway bridges that the State and Federal Highway Administration determine to be structurally deficient or functionally obsolete.
Caltrans inspects approximately 43 bridges in unincorporated Nevada County. Upon review of bridge inspection reports, seven bridges have been identified as Structurally Deficient or Functionally Obsolete; meeting the criteria for either replacement or repair under the Local Highway Bridge Program (HBP). Recently all seven bridge projects received Federal Gas Tax HBP funding approval for environmental studies and project design.
The Nevada County Department of Public Works will be rehabilitating, widening, and/or replacing the 7 bridges identified as Structurally Deficient or Functionally Obsolete, as shown below: