Parks and Recreation, Department of
(California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Saratoga Gap Bridge Requirements
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Replace two wooden vehicle bridges along Saratoga Gap Road in Castle Rock State Park with longer steel bridges to provide improved vehicle passage for staff and visitors as well as restore the stream morphology back to its natural course. Existing bridges are damaged and represent a health and safety risk because they are not load rated for emergency and service vehicle access and existing stream flow restrictions are causing bank erosion and failure.
Project consists of replacement or reconstruction of existing structures where the new structure will be located on the same site as the structure replaced and will have substantially the same purpose and capacity as the structure replaced and minor alterations in the condition of vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees, except for forestry purposes.