State Route 41 Stratford Kings River Bridge Replacement

Project Description

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) proposes to replace the Kings River Bridge (Number 45-0007) on State Route 41 southwest of Stratford in Kings County. The project limits run from post mile 30.6 to post mile 33.0.


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Project Benefits


The purpose of the project is to address the superstructure, substructure, and seismic deficiencies of the existing bridge to ensure the safety and reliability of State Route 41.


The existing Kings River Bridge (Number 45-0007) was built in 1942 and widened in 1987. The bridge continues to deteriorate, and the columns that support the bridge continue to corrode. The bottom of the bridge’s widened portions shows signs of cracks about 5 feet long and spaced as close as 3 feet in the center. Further studies found that replacing the bridge was required to address the structural and seismic deficiencies. The columns would continue to corrode and deteriorate until they could no longer support the bridge.


Estimated Funding Breakdown

Construction Cost: $15,550,000


Proposed Project Schedule

Process Date
Final environmental document to be completed August 2020
Right-of-way acquisition to be completed Not Applicable
Design to be completed January 2022
Advertise April 2022
Construction to begin August 2022
Construction to be completed March 2024


Project Contact

District 6 Public Information Office
Phone: (559) 488-4067




Title VI Information

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) assures that no person shall, on the basis of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance, as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, and Federal Executive Order 12898 (Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations).

Caltrans will make every effort to ensure nondiscrimination in all of its programs and activities, whether they are federally funded or not, and that services and benefits are fairly distributed to all people, regardless of race, color, or national origin. In addition, Caltrans will facilitate meaningful participation in the transportation planning process in a nondiscriminatory manner.