The Nevada County Department of Public Works is proposing to replace the existing South Yuba River at Soda Springs Road Bridge. The new bridge and approaches would be designed to current standards and would provide additional width for pedestrians.
The bridge provides access to the Soda Springs Ski Resort, Royal Gorge Cross Country Resort, the Serene Lakes subdivision, and the Tahoe National Forest.
The Soda Springs Road Bridge spanning over the South Yuba River was built in 1965 to replace a timber structure. It has two 15-foot spans for a total length of 30 feet and is 28.6 feet wide. It has steel stringers with a reinforced concrete deck on reinforced concrete piers.
The structure is currently rated Structurally Deficient and the roadway is substandard. The deck is currently rated Condition 2 (critical condition). The railing is damaged and is substandard for this location. The AC approaches are also deteriorated.
Scope of Project
As part of this project the following items will be addressed:
- Replacing the existing bridge with a wider bridge to bring the bridge structure and the width up to current standards
- Eliminating the pier in the river
- Providing bridge railing per current standards
- Providing a temporary detour during the bridge construction
- Improving road approaches while maintaining the current roadway alignment
- The construction season will be as directed in the environmental document
Schedule/Status of Project
|December 2014||Contract awarded to Dokken Engineering to study design alternatives and environmental approval|
|January 2015||Begin environmental studies|
|April 2015||Surveying of road & creek|
|May 2015||Begin project design|
|Summer 2017||Receive environmental approval|
|Summer 2017||Begin right-of-way phase|
|Spring 2020||Begin construction|
|Fall 2020||Complete construction|
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