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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.

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environmental and cultural studies, permits, and oversight were necessary

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