Bridge Hydraulic & Scour Studies

West El Camino Avenue Bridge Replacement Project Over Natomas East Main Drain Canal | City of Sacramento, California

Aerial View of the Project Site
Aerial View of the Project Site
Client:
City of Sacramento
Project Description:
The West El Camino Avenue Bridge is located along West El Camino Avenue between Northgate Boulevard and Del Paso Boulevard in the City of Sacramento, California. West El Camino Avenue crosses the Natomas East Main Drain Canal at the project site. The existing bridge was a seventeen-span, timber structure bridge with a PCC deck that needed to be replaced due to its deteriorated condition that limited its load carrying capacity to below the minimum required for HS20 truck loads.

The purpose of replacing the existing bridge with a new bridge was to provide a safe crossing for pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists across Natomas East Main Drain Canal. WRECO assisted the Project Team by performing a hydraulic analysis to determine the water surface elevations and flow velocities and a scour analysis to determine potential scour depths at the abutments and piers. WRECO also worked on the restoration of riparian and bat habitats that made their home beneath the old West El Camino Avenue Bridge.

Key Tasks:
Bridge Hydraulic Study, Location Hydraulic Study, Floodplain Risk Assessment, Scour Analyses, and Hydraulic Studies for the Restoration of Riparian and Bat Habitats.
Underside of the New Bridge with Slots for Bat Habitats
Underside of the New Bridge with Slots for Bat Habitats
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