Bridge Renewal Celebration
On Wednesday, April 16, 2014, Placer County and partner agencies commemorated the renewal of the Auburn-Foresthill Bridge. The unique event included a speaker program and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for members of the public to take a tour underneath the bridge on the catwalk. The iconic bridge has breathtaking views and with its fresh coat of paint created an amazing backdrop for the celebration. The event drew well over 200 people and media from all over the region.
Guest speaker’s included Placer County District 5 Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery, Placer County CEO David Boesch, Placer County Public Works Director Ken Grehm, and resident engineer when the bridge was first constructed 41 years ago, Don Anderson.
Due to the overwhelming interest in the guided tours of the catwalk, there were a total of 10 tours given with approximately 20 people in each. While on the tour, the participants were able to see firsthand the seismic retrofit improvements that were made to the landmark structure, learn about the construction process, and sneak a peak of one of the most amazing scenic views in the foothills from a vantage point that is normally off limits to the public.
Placer County thanks you for your patience and appreciates your support during the past three years of construction improvements on the Auburn-Foresthill Bridge.