Richmond San Rafael Bridge, Strengthen Existing Structural Members


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
Document Title
Richmond San Rafael Bridge, Strengthen Existing Structural Members
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Director's Order to strengthen the existing structural members on the Richmond San Rafael (RSRB), to comply with new load rating guidelines from the Federal Highway Administration. A load rating report (December 2020) was completed for Caltrans and listed 16 locations on the RSRB as structurally deficient. Work covered under the DO retrofitted the 16 identified locations on the bridge, to meet updated FHWA load rating guidelines. DO also includes additional seismic maintenance work.

Contact Information

Liz Nagle
Agency Name
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant / Parties Undertaking Project


Contra Costa, Marin
Countywide, San Francisco Bay Area
State Highways
Interstate 580

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Declared Emergency
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 21080(b)(3); 15269(a)
Reasons for Exemption
Exempt from CEQA due to threat of structural failure occurring from seismic deficiencies. Specific actions were taken as necessary to prevent or mitigate an emergency.


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