The Bridge Street Bridge ("Bridge") is a valued historic feature in the City of Arroyo Grande and serves as a primary thoroughfare and landmark in the City's Village area. During its service life of over 100 year, the Bridge has developed age-related deficiencies that will cause closure if not addressed. ( See Existing Conditions )
The project need is to provide a new or rehabilitated bridge that will increase the load carrying capacity and also improve public safety. If the bridge is not rehabilitated or replaced, the condition will continue to deteriorate and eventually bridge closure will be required.
The City is in the process of conducting environmental studies for alternatives that will retain the use of the Bridge while maintaining community safety, accessibility, and historic value.