Main Street Bridge Replacement Project
City of Sutter Creek
- CEQA/NEPA Clearance
- Project Management
- Utility Coordination
- Stakeholder Coordination
- Construction Management
The existing Sutter Creek Main Street bridge was classified “structurally deficient” by Caltrans under Federal Highway Administration prescribed inspection criteria. Full replacement was required due to significant discrepancies between current bridge structural standards and the original design, as well as age related deterioration of the sidewalks and associated structural elements.
The purpose of the project was to replace the existing bridge and improve roadway approaches in order to: enhance safety; carry both legal and permit loads; provide a transportation facility consistent with local, regional, and statewide plans, and Caltrans standards. The proposed Build Alternative replaced the existing bridge with a new bridge meeting current design standards. Rehabilitation of the approach roadways was also made on both sides of the bridge. Access to buildings at the project site was maintained throughout construction. The bridge was removed and constructed in stages to accommodate two lanes of traffic continuously. Pedestrians were accommodated with a temporary crosswalk. Temporary falsework was used to support the new bridge structure during construction. Water within the creek was temporarily channelized using water diversion methods.