Albion River Bridge Replacement/Rehabilitation Project

Aerial photo of Albion River Bridge looking out toward the coastline and the Pacific Ocean.

The Project

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has initiated an Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR / EIS) for the proposed Albion River Bridge Project in Mendocino County in California. The Project is located on State Route 1 from post mile 43.3 to 44.2.

The purpose of the project is to provide a bridge across the Albion River that meets modern seismic safety standards, provides safe and reliable multimodal access, and minimizes ongoing maintenance costs. The project objectives are as follows:

  • Eliminate structural and seismic deficiencies of the bridge
  • Eliminate fracture critical condition of the truss main span
  • Provide shoulder widths consistent with local coastal plan requirements
  • Provide improved road alignment and sight distance
  • Provide safe multimodal access for bicyclists and pedestrians across the bridge
  • Minimize ongoing maintenance costs
  • Minimize traffic delays associated with bridge inspection, maintenance, and repairs
  • Improve resilience to sea level rise, storm surges, and tsunamis
  • Prevent further preservative treatment leaching from existing bridge timbers
  • Minimize construction-related impacts to the community and environment. 

Project Schedule

Updated schedule coming soon!


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For more information, contact:

Project Manager: Katie Everett
Public Information Officer: Manny Machado


Phone: 1-707-441-5672

Last reviewed: August 2023

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Map  Illustrated map of Albion River Bridge’s location on State Route 1 along the Northern coastline of  California.

A massive arch bridge connecting one hillside to another, over an inlet.

(Albion River Bridge: Current)

View the Virtual Public Scoping Meeting

Caltrans District 1 hosted a public scoping meeting on May 5, 2022, to facilitate the submission of formal comments and share information about the environmental review process and the overall project. View a recording of the meeting by clicking on the video below.