Save the Date!
Please join Supervisor Mike McGuire, the Dry Creek Valley Association and the Wine Growers of Dry Creek Valley for a Valley-wide meeting to discuss Lambert Bridge
When & Where: July 25th, 6:30-8:30 @ the Lake Sonoma Visitors Center
Built in 1915 as a 1-lane road span, Lambert Bridge has been a defining cultural and historical part of the Dry Creek Valley. Almost 100 years later, the bridge has significant structural issues that need to be addressed in order to protect the safety and well being of the Dry Creek community and its visitors.
CAL TRANS has recently analyzed the span’s structural integrity and determined it has a rating of 4.8 out of 100 possible points. The rating relates to a number of factors including the structural deterioration and the bridge’s weight limit .
Supervisor McGuire reached out to both the DCVA and the Winegrowers very early in this process and he would like to bring Valley neighbors together to talk about this important project.
We want to be clear: Mike is committed to maintaining the bridge, but County Public Works is also concerned about the long term viability of the structure. One potential proposal could include utilizing the current span for bike and pedestrians and the County moves forward with a new span near the current location.
Again, our goal is to involve the community very early in the process so that there will be plenty of time for input. The environmental and design processes will be done in stages and the earliest there would be any potential construction activity will be 2016 or 2017 (the environmental process alone will take 18 – 24 months). The project would be funded through the Federal bridge program with the local match coming from the state via statewide toll credits (what we pay when we cross the various bridges around the Bay Area).
FYI: The current construction activity located near Lambert Bridge is not associated with this potential Bridge project. The activity is solely related to the federally mandated Dry Creek Habitat Enhancement Project.
This first town hall meeting is an opportunity to hear the latest from the County and collaborate on next steps. As Dry Creek residents who use the bridge regularly, your input is very much appreciated.
DCVA Board of Directors