Lodge Bridge Geotechnical Study


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Lodge Bridge Geotechnical Study
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Perform geotechnical study of the concrete abutments and underlying soils of the Lodge Bridge within Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park to engineer and install new bridge foundations and bridge. Trim vegetation and temporarily place plywood sheets on the bare around to protect tree roots from the vehicle damage at project site and along access routes. Drill an approximately 4" diameter hole up to 75' in depth through the pavement and underlying soils at the Northeast and Southwest abutments to make a soils bore log. Excavate an approximately 5' long by 2' wide by 5' deep area around each of the concrete bridge footings to document their depth and horizontally core drill into the concrete abutments to evaluate their existing condition. Stage and store vehicles and equipment on paved road near existing abutments. Collect and dispose of drill waste and debris off site. Bridge installation will be evaluated in a separate environmental document.

Contact Information

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



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Classes 4,6 Sections 15304,15306
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of minor public alterations in the condition of land, water, and vegetation which do not involve the removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees except for forestry purposes; consists of basic data collections activities that do not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource; and is included as "soils and structural engineering tests" in the Department of Parks and Recreation's list of exempt activities, in accordance with CCR ss 15300.4.

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