Eagle Prairie Bridge Reopens Between Rio Dell and Scotia

This is a press release from the City of Rio Dell:

Pictured are Abbey Barrios (Archeologist), Karen Dunham (Rio Dell City Clerk), Julie Woodall (Planning Commissioner and Chamber Member), Robert King (CalTrans Engineer), Brad Mettam (CalTrans Executive), Nick Angeloff (Planning Commission Chair and President of the Chamber of Commerce) and Mike McCracken (CalTrans Engineer).

Eagle Prairie Bridge, also known as SR 283, reopened to traffic on the morning of Friday August 3rd. The bridge which is owned and maintained by CalTrans was closed in March of 2018 for a repainting of the structure and resurfacing of the bridge deck. Two‐way traffic is currently allowed and lane striping will occur on Monday August 6th to finish the project.

The occasion was celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony held by the Chamber of Commerce. The reopening comes just in time for the Wildwood Days Festival, the annual event organized by the Rio Dell Volunteer Fire Department held August 3rd through the 5th.



  • blaw blaw blaw…

  • They should save that ribbon so they can use it again next year when they close it again to repaint it.

  • Without bridge maintenance it would be deemed unsafe. The paint is a special anti rust and corrosion inhibitor. Just like with anything it has to be maintained. Thank you to the men and women of Caltrans who have to do the daunting task of getting it done.

    • Lotta Wordsworth

      And thank you to the north coast journal for calling attention to the languid work pace by caltrans that was threatening to bankrupt Rio Dell business owners. Otherwise it would have likely been another 90 days before they got around to the effort of removing the curtains and getting an inspection.

  • Is that guy with the scissors the one who stabbed the old man? Should bring him in for questioning.

  • Let the bitching begin. God forbid that people need to get on the freeway temporarily while the maintenance is done.

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