Caltrans Plans Bridge Replacement

Mar 11, 2019

Glenn County bridge

Locals can weigh in Thursday on Caltrans plans for replacing an historic Sacramento River crossing. 


Like those of a similar vintage, officials insist the 71 year old bridge is ready for retirement. 


The span, which carries State route 162 across the Sacramento River at Butte City, in Glenn County no longer meets earthquake standards. Caltrans plans to start work on an entirely new bridge two years from now. 




Caltrans spokesman Gilbert Mohts-Chan said the proposal calls for a plain, concrete viaduct-type bridge, with no superstructure. The current bridge, built in 1947, features green steel trusses suspended over the roadway. 


Officials will display details about the plan and be on hand to answer questions and receive feedback from the public at a meeting Thursday. The meeting is scheduled to run from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Princeton High School, 473 State Street Princeton. 


The agency also plans street upgrades in Butte City as part of the $96.8 million project.