The West El Camino Bridge reopened today after a six month, $8 million retrofitting.
The bridge, built in 1945, was one of the remaining wooden bridges carrying traffic in the city. Repairs looked to improve safety for pedestrians, motorists, and bicyclists. The new bridge features two vehicle lanes, bike lanes, sidewalks, and improved lighting. Drainage improvements have been made at both ends of the bridge.
Special care was also taken to construct “bat houses” to accommodate the 9,000 bats who resided underneath the old bridge. The houses are still viewable from the new bridge.
The bridge serves as a primary connection between Gardenland and North Sacramento
Click here to view documents pertaining to the project.