Frenchman Creek Bridge Replacement


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Frenchman Creek Bridge Replacement
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Remove and replace the Frenchman Creek Bridge at Half Moon Bay State Beach to provide park visitors and staff with an improved and safer passage across Frenchman Creek. Work will: To remove existing bridge: Use hand tools to remove all existing bridge connections from concrete abutments making sure to protect, in place, the abutments for connection of new bridge; Use crane to lift/move existing bridge and set down on ground in adjacent staging area; and Use cut-off saw to cut bridge span into two (2) 50' lengths and use crane to place the bridge pieces onto flatbed trucks for haul-off and disposal off-site. For new bridge installation: Use crane to move two (2) new 50' bridge sections to adjacent staging area and splice the bridge sections together to complete a single 100' span; Drill epoxy injected bolts into existing concrete abutments and use crane to pick up and set new single span onto existing abutments and connect new bridge to abutments with epoxy dowels; On new bridge structure, install 3" x 12" x 9' rough sawn wood planks to create a new bridge deck; Use additional 3" x 12" x 9' rough sawn wood planks to create bridge thresholds and transition existing grade to create seamless approach to bridge; and Excavate two (2) 2' x 2' x 3.25' deep holes to install a 4" dia. x 34" (above grade) removable metal bollard in center of bridge approach at both north and south sides of bridge to prevent vehicular traffic.

Contact Information

Teri Crawford
Agency Name
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Half Moon Bay
San Mateo

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S: 15302, 4, Class 2, 4
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of the replacement of an existing structure where the new structure will be located on the same site as the structure replaced and will have substantially the purpose and capacity as the structure replaced and the minor public alteration in the condition of land which does not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees.

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