Gulick Road (Clear Creek) Bridge
OBEC provided engineering and environmental services for a bridge that was washed out during high water. The spread footing at the south end of the bridge sustained significant scour, causing the footing to be undermined and collapse. As a result of the abutment failure, the remainder of the bridge collapsed into the creek.
A total of 11 environmental and cultural studies, permits, and oversight were necessary because of the in-water work required for replacement, wetland impacts associated with roadway work, and National Environmental Policy Act documentation required because of federal funding.
- The presence of federally threatened bull trout in Clear Creek required extensive coordination with US Fish and Wildlife Services
- Coordination and negotiation with adjacent land owners was necessary to effectively address concerns about water rights.
environmental and cultural studies, permits, and oversight were necessary