Pudding Creek Bridge Widening & Rail Upgrade

The Project

Pudding Creek Bridge in Mendocino County. View looking North at mile marker 62.12.

Caltrans proposes to rehabilitate the existing Pudding Creek Bridge (Caltrans Bridge 10-0158) on State Route 1 (SR1) in Fort Bragg in Mendocino County (post miles 61.9).

Project Benefit

The purpose of the project is to improve safety for motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. The project includes widening the bridge to accommodate two 12-foot-wide lanes, two 8-foot-wide shoulders, two 6-foot walkways and new bridge railings to meet current standards.

The project includes

The project includes “Complete Streets” improvements by constructing sidewalks on both sides of SR 1 from Pudding Creek Bridge south to Elm Street and north to Pudding Creek Drive. The project also includes drainage improvements and relocation of the City of Fort Bragg’s waterline from the Pudding Creek Dam to SR 1.

Traffic Impacts

Full nighttime closures on Route 1 at the north end of Fort Bragg at the Pudding Creek Bridge are scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 6, and Thursday, Sept. 7, from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. Construction will escort emergency responders over the bridge during the full closures.

  • Two nights from September 6-7

One-way traffic control at the Pudding Creek Bridge will be in effect Sept. 5-8, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Motorists can expect up to 10-minute delays.

A full closure of Pudding Creek Bridge is in progress on Route 1 north of Fort Bragg in Mendocino County. Lights brighten the construction area, and heavy equipment crowds the bridge which is closed by orange and white barricades and traffic cones.

(Nighttime full closure July 18, 2023)

 Current Project Schedule

  • Begin Construction: Summer 2023

Aerial view of the Pudding Creek Bridge on Route 1 near Fort Bragg. A two-lane bridge spans a creek and watershed with the ocean outlet visible in the background. Houses line the creek on the east side and between the creek and ocean on the westside.  Aerial view of Pudding Creek Bridge looking west on a foggy day. The current bridge's seven column supports are visible in the low water level of the creek. Erosion control barriers snake along the hillside under the bridge. A single southbound car populates the bridge.


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Contact Information

Project Manager:

Kiran Gopana

(530) 821-8373

Public Information Officer (Media Inquiries):

Manny Machado

707-496-6879, TTY 711

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Last reviewed: August 2023

Pudding Creek Bridge Widening & Rail Upgrade Project - Simulations of Proposed Designs

Public Meeting

Caltrans hosted a virtual public meeting May 31, 2023, to inform the public about potential construction and traffic impacts of the Pudding Creek Bridge Widening and Rail Upgrade Project. Click on the thumbnail to view.