Fernbridge Bridge Repair


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Transportation, District 1 (DOT)
Document Title
Fernbridge Bridge Repair
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
On December 20, 2022, at 0234 hours, a 6.4 magnitude earthquake occurred 8 miles WSW of Ferndale, Humboldt County. The earthquake caused widespread damage throughout Humboldt County, including substantial damage to the Eel River Bridge (Fernbridge)–Bridge No. 04-0134. A second earthquake occurred on January 01, 2023, causing additional pressure to the bridge and documented damage throughout Humboldt County. Smaller aftershocks of the earthquakes continued throughout the area. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) issued an Emergency Director’s Order to restore SR 211. This project is needed to prevent or mitigate loss or impairment of life, health, property, and essential public services. State Route (SR) 211 at Fernbridge is the only state highway and primary arterial route to the town of Ferndale.

Contact Information

Laurel Osborn
Agency Name
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


State Highways
State Route 211

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Declared Emergency
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 21080(b)(3); 15269(a)
Reasons for Exemption
The project is exempt because it will not have a significant effect on the environment due to unusual circumstances, it does not damage a scenic resource, it is not on the "Cortese List", there will not be significant adverse impacts on endangered, rare, or threatened species or their habitat, and it does not cause a substantial adverse change in the significance of historical resources.
County Clerk


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