California Department of Transportation

Greenwood Creek Bridge Replacement

Photo of current bridge

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) proposes to replace the existing Greenwood Creek Bridge with a new two–lane bridge with two 12-foot lanes, 6-foot shoulders, and a 5-foot pedestrian walkway on the west side. The existing Greenwood Creek Bridge is located on Route 1 in Mendocino County, approximately half a mile south of the town of Elk.

Latest News:

August 28, 2009 - Caltrans invites the public to review two bridge rail options proposed for the Greenwood Creek Bridge Replacement project, located on Route 1 in Mendocino County, near the town of Elk. The two rail options, ST-10 and Type 80 (see examples below), were recently presented to the California Coastal Commission's (CCC) Road Edge Subcommittee (RES). The RES preferred the ST-10 bridge rail with a green painted finish, and they will present their preferred option to the CCC at a future meeting.

The two bridge rail options are available below for review. Please direct questions and comments regarding this project to Steven Blair, Project Manager, at 707-441-5899, or


Select displays presented to the California Coastal Commission's Road Edge Committee:

ST-10 rail
ST-10 bicycle rail
ST-10 rail
Pedestrian Rail - Used with either type of bicycle rail

ST-10 Bridge Rail


Type 80 rail
Type 80 bicycle rail

Type 80 Bridge Rail



Environmental Document:

Draft Subsequent Initial Environmental Study - December 2003 (PDF 1M)


For more information, contact:

Project Manager
Steven Blair
Phone: (707) 441-5899, TTY 711

Public Information (Media Inquiries)
Phil Frisbie, Jr.
Phone: (707) 441-4678, TTY 711