retrofit

Placer County marking completion of Foresthill Bridge work

The award-winning Foresthill Bridge repainting and seismic retrofit project is nearing completion and Placer County is readying a celebration. Golden State Bridge Inc. has been wo ...

Caltrans seeks views on Hwy 49’s South Fork American River bridge future

  Caltrans is making plans to either rehabilitate or replace the 62-year-old Highway 49 bridge over the South Fork American River. The river crossing at Lotus is due for an ...

Higher Foresthill Bridge barriers poised for installation

AUBURN CA - A new 6½-foot-high pedestrian barrier will soon be replacing the 4-foot-high railing that now extends across the Foresthill bridge. Contractor Golden State Bridge is ...

Our View: Auburn dam, earthquakes shake canyon decisions

Congressman Tom McClintock believes an Auburn dam will be built and as the ranking member of the powerful water and power subcommittee he has considerable clout. “I am still an ...

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. ...

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 ...