California Department of Transportation

Avenue of the Giants Four Bridges

Photo of current bridges

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is proposing to upgrade existing bridge railing to current standards at four locations on the Avenue of the Giants/Route 254 in Humboldt County. These locations are Ohman Creek Bridge, Elk Creek Bridge, Bridge Creek Bridge, and Bear Creek Bridge.

The four bridges included in this project were all built more than 70 years ago and are in need of improvements. Three of the bridges have timber railing which is deteriorating and does not meet current standards.

Latest News:

Caltrans has released an updated draft environmental document for public review. A public meeting is also scheduled at the South Fork High School Gymnasium, 6831 Avenue of the Giants, Miranda, California 95553 on April 12, 2016, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Please submit your written comments via postal mail to Liza Walker at Caltrans, North Region Environmental E-M2 Branch, 703 B Street, Marysville, CA, 95901. Comments may also be submitted via e-mail to All comments must be received by May 2, 2016. For more information about this project, please contact Troy Arseneau, Project Manager, at (707) 441-5877.

Updated Draft Environmental Document and associated studies:

Below are displays from the public scoping meeting held on February 28, 2011:

For more information, contact:

Project Manager
Troy Arseneau
Phone: (707) 441-5877, TTY 711

Public Information (Media Inquiries)
Myles Cochrane
Phone: (707) 445-6312, TTY 711