Rainbow Bridge Maintenance Project Public Meeting Set for April 9

An informational public meeting will be held on April 9 about a significant project to rehabilitate Folsom’s historic Rainbow Bridge.

Rainbow Bridge is nearly 100-years-old, spans the American River at Greenback Lane, and provides a major connection for businesses and residents on both sides of the river.  The rehabilitation project will extend the lifespan of the historic bridge and provide a smoother and safer drive for motorists. 

The public meeting will be held to present the project and its anticipated traffic impacts.  It will take place next Thursday in the Folsom Public Library conference room from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 411 Stafford Street. 

The work will require removing the asphalt concrete on the bridge deck and treating the deck with polyester concrete, reconstructing and replacing bridge deck joints, repairing the bridge barrier and repairing concrete spalls and cracks. 

Project construction is anticipated to start in early September and be complete by early November 2015.  The project will require a complete one-week bridge closure, along with several overnight bridge closures. No work or road closures will be permitted during the holiday season from November 15 to January 5.

The $1.1 million project is funded largely by a federal grant administered by the Caltrans Bridge Preventative Maintenance Program. 

For more information about the project and the upcoming meeting, contact Brian Reed at breed@folom.ca.us or call 355-8322.