Edwards Crossing Bridge Replacement


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Nevada County
Document Title
Edwards Crossing Bridge Replacement
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Project Applicant
Nevada County
Present Land Use
General Plan and Zoning: Open Space and Forest-40

Document Description
The existing bridge that crosses the South Yuba River has been determined to be structurally deficient and is insufficient for emergency vehicle access. Therefore, a new bridge must be constructed. Two proposed bridge alternatives have been created and will be evaluated, which will provide access to emergency vehicles and serve as an evacuation route during emergencies such as fires. One of the alternatives would construct a new, 193 foot bridge 60 feet upstream from the existing bridge and would not change the current route to and from the bridge. Another alternative would build a new, 500 foot bridge 1,000 feet upstream at a higher elevation and eliminate the hairpin turn on the south side of the river. Further detail regarding each alternative is below. Ultimately, the project will construct a new 2-lane bridge at one of two upstream locations. The existing bridge will remain in place for pedestrian use and historic preservation . Staging areas and parking impacts will be addressed during the project along with environmental factors affected by this project.

Contact Information
Jessica Hankins
Nevada County
950 Maidu Avenue, Suite 170
Nevada City, CA 95959

Phone : (530) 265-1254


39°19'48.9"N 120°59'2.4"W
Nevada City
Cross Streets
N Bloomfield Road and Rock Creek Road
Parcel #
062-110-019, 062-110-018, 062-080-005, 062-080-007
South Yuba River

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Transportation (Bridge)
Local Action
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Tribal Cultural Resources Vegetation Water Quality Wetland/Riparian Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery California Department of Transportation, District 3 California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics California Department of Water Resources California Governor's Office of Emergency Services California Natural Resources Agency California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 California State Lands Commission Central Valley Flood Protection Board Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality California Native American Heritage Commission Department of Toxic Substances Control California Highway Patrol


Environmental Document
NOP   PDF 2203 K
NOC   PDF 867 K
State Comments
2020029038_CHP Comment   PDF 158 K 2020029038_Edwards Crossing Bridge Replacement   PDF 1825 K 2020029038_NOP Edwards Crossing Bridge Replacement Project 2-12-2020   PDF 266 K

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