Emergency Bridge Removal


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Emergency Bridge Removal
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Summer 2008 big Sur Basin Complex fire burned a significant portion of the area surrounding Pfeiffer Big Sure State Park, making land within the park unit vulnerable to sever damage caused by upcoming winter rains. The project involves using cranes to disassemble the timber Weyland Camp Bridge and steel truss bridges are at risk of being dislodged during flooding from the Big Sur River. If dislodged, the bridges would wash downstream and could damage the State Route 1 bridge over the river. Place canvas under each bridge during disassembly to collect falling debris and dispose of debris off-site. Remove asphalt from steel bridge and dispose of asphalt off-site. Bridget abutments will remain in place for reinstallation of the two bridges at a later time. Cranes and other heavy equipment used to remove and relocate bridges to winter storage areas will remain on existing paved surfaces. Store the Weyland Bridge in a nearby log lot on previously disturbed ground and store the steel bridge on the adjacent asphalt road.

Contact Information

Jill Poudrette
Agency Name
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Sec 21080(b)(4)
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of specific action necessary to prevent or mitigate an emergency.

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