Upgrade Railings and Widen Bridge Structures: Gilbert Creek Bridge and Smith River Overflow Bridge


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Transportation, District 1
Document Title
Upgrade Railings and Widen Bridge Structures: Gilbert Creek Bridge and Smith River Overflow Bridge
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Caltrans is planning a bridge widening project in Del Norte County, north of Crescent City, at post mile 45.3 approximately 1.3 miles south of the Oregon State line and 0.8 miles from the USDA inspection station. This project to widen the existing bridge and upgrade the bridge rails is necessary to meet current design standards. In addition, widening shoulders to 2.4 m will improve safety for motorists and bicyclists since the present bridge shoulders are less then 0.3 m. The proposed scope of work also includes removing a portion of the existing retaining walls and footings, addition of infill walls and footings between the columns, adding support piles and footings and walls at both abutments, construction of a small retaining wall along an existing cut slope near the southwest end of the structure, and relocation of existing utilities within the transportation right of way.

Contact Information

Rod Parsons
Agency Name
Department of Transportation, District 1
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Crescent City
Del Norte
Other Location Info
North of Cresent City [not in city limits]

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
It has been determined that this project is exempt under Section 15301, class 1. The project proposes minor repair and alteration of an existing public transportation facility and bridge structures. The scope of work is related to seismic, scour, and safety measures for motorists and bicyclists. Widening is minior and of less than width for paved shoulders.

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