BNSF Bridge 574.5 Replacement Project (WDID: 7B363040001)


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 7 (Colorado River Basin), Palm Desert
Document Title
BNSF Bridge 574.5 Replacement Project (WDID: 7B363040001)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The purpose of the project is to repair an existing railroad bridge, known as BNSF Bridge 574.5, which spans a desert dry wash channel near the Colorado River. BNSF Bridge 574.5 is in disrepair and ned sot be repaired in order to restore the rail crossing to optimal functioning. Project activities will extend the useful life of this rail crossing and aid against future damage by flash flood waters. The proposed project involves the replacement and reconstruction of existing bridge support structures that occupy the northbound railway. Project activities will include use of heavy equipment for removal of existing bridge material and the replacement of bridge piles with fewer than currently existing on site. About half of the existing wooden bridges piles will be replaced with steel H piles on the northbound track in their original location. The Project will not change the size, general footprint, purpose or capacity of the existing bridge. Best management practices (BMPs) will be used that are appropriate for this type of project activity and the streambed will be returned to its pre-project condition.

Contact Information
Kai Dunn
Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 7 (Colorado River B
73-720 Fred Waring Drive, Suite 100
Palm Desert, CA 92260

Phone : (760) 776-8986


San Bernardino

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15302, Class 2
Reasons for Exemption
Project includes the repair of an existing pipeline.

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