foresthill bridge

Two-way daytime traffic open again on Foresthill Bridge

Two-way traffic on the Foresthill Bridge returned Tuesday, with the newly widened middle section being deployed as the $74 million seismic retrofit and painting project continues. ...

Man scales new Foresthill Bridge fencing to leap to his death

A man climbed over new, higher fencing on the Foresthill Bridge and leaped to his death Wednesday morning. The bridge is currently undergoing a $74.4 million seismic retrofit and ...

Man asks directions, leaps to death off Foresthill Bridge

A 20-year-old man politely asked a flagman whether he could go onto the Foresthill Bridge and, given permission, leaped to his death Thursday afternoon when he reached the middle. ...

The wait is on: Foresthill Bridge traffic down to one lane

Traffic along the Foresthill Bridge is down to one lane and delays are stopping flows on weekdays as construction crews are at work on a $74.4 million improvement project. The bri ...

Raising Foresthill Bridge railing to cause traffic delays

Expect some construction-caused delays traveling over the Foresthill Bridge starting late this month, Placer County officials are advising motorists. Starting near the end of Febru ...

Deputies remove distraught woman from Foresthill Bridge

Placer County sheriff’s deputies answered a call for help on the Foresthill Bridge and prevented a distraught woman from a possible suicide jump today. Sheriff’s dispatch recei ...

Media Life: It’s been a wonderful Media Life in 2010

In the spirit of the Christmas holidays, here’s a look back at some of Media Life's highlights over the past 12 months: Reese reaches millions Pro angler Skeet Reese featured o ...

Placer supes OK $65 million in Foresthill Bridge contracts

Placer County’s Foresthill Bridge will be repainted and earthquake-proofed by a Martinez bridge construction company. Golden State Bridge Inc. submitted the lowest of five bids ...

Raised guard rail on Foresthill Bridge getting closer to reality

The Foresthill Bridge was the scene of another suicide over the weekend. By the Journal’s count, an estimated 58 people have now fallen to their deaths from the 730-foot-high sp ...

Caltrans gets its way on new Foresthill Bridge railing height

It’s not as high as some would like and it’s not as low as it is now, but it looks like the height of the railing on the Foresthill Bridge will be just right for Caltrans. Wit ...

View from Foresthill Bridge soon to be behind bars

The Foresthill Bridge near Auburn will gain a new paint-job and earthquake-proof structural stability at the end of a 2½-year-long, $70 million rehab project set to start this fal ...

Non-resident accident fee when Placer Fire rolls wins supes support

Placer County Fire will start billing insurers by July for auto-crash call-outs caused by out-of-area drivers. The Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 in support of a plan that is expe ...

Sacramento woman takes her life on the Foresthill Bridge

The Foresthill Bridge served as a platform for another suicide Thursday afternoon. Placer County Sheriff’s deputies found Melissa Gail Townley’s car unlocked on the east side o ...

Body found below Foresthill Bridge ID'd as El Dorado Hills man, probable suicide

Emergency personnel recovered an apparent suicide victim Tuesday from below the Foresthill Bridge. Placer County Sheriff's Search & Rescue team members and sheriff's deputies loca ...

Sky-high retrofit: $71 million overhaul for Placer County’s Foresthill Bridge

190,000 bolts. Nearly a million-and-a-half pounds of plate steel. Paint to cover a million square feet. They’re astounding numbers but, then again, you’re dealing with the F ...