A large tree fell onto Baker Bridge over Pescadero Creek in Pescadero Creek County Park, San Mateo County damaging the bridge beyond repair, rendering it no longer functional and a hazard to park users and stream habitat. It is deteriorating rapidly and has a high risk of imminent collapse into the creek. In addition to being impassable for fire response vehicles, the presence of the damaged bridge blocks any alternate creek crossing (e.g., fording) for vehicles. Its removal is necessary to prevent additional harm to creek water quality, the creek bed which is spawning habitat for threatened and endangered anadromous fish, and downstream structures (e.g., bridges). During the project, a temporary log deck will be protect the creek while the bridge is cut into pieces that will be taken off site to an approved disposal facility.