Garden Bar 'Railcar Crossing' at Wolf Creek


The Nevada County Department of Public Works completed the replacement of the Garden Bar Road Bridge at Wolf Creek. The new bridge has been designed to current standards while maintaining the rural feel of the road. Gravel road approaches were used to match the existing situation and the 15’ wide bridge maintains a one-lane bridge.

There is another bridge on Garden Bar Road over Wolf Creek approximately 1.7 miles northeast of this location that was also widened.

The bridge is on Garden Bar Road between Rock Mountain Road and Rosemary Lane.

Bridge History

The Garden Bar Road Bridge at Wolf Creek was built in 1950 utilizing a railroad car. In 1976 it was widened utilizing another railcar, and it was widened further in 2017.

Schedule/Status of Project

  • The Environmental Documents were approved in May 2016.
  • Right of way acquisition was completed in January 2017.
  • Construction completed in November 2017.

For more information, please contact:

Patrick Perkins
(530) 265-1712