Aliso bridge should be done by February

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ACTON – The reopening of a road closed 17 months ago by a brush fire that destroyed a bridge has been pushed back two months, Los Angeles County officials said. Los Angeles County officials had promised the contractor $150,000 extra if the new Aliso Canyon Road bridge was completed by mid-December, but progress over the past three months was slowed by repeated red-flag warnings that required work to stop because of high fire danger. “We’re trying to get it done,” county Public Works spokesman Ken Pellman said. “We realize it’s an important link.” Rancho Cordova-based C.C. Myers Inc., the construction firm that rebuilt the Santa Monica Freeway after the 1994 Northridge Earthquake, was hired in July by county supervisors to build the new bridge for $1.5 million. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Linking Acton and the Angeles National Forest, Aliso Canyon Road has been blocked since July 2004, when the 11,400-acre Crown Fire burned across 12 miles of brush-covered hillside from Acton to the Littlerock Reservoir. The fire destroyed a decades-old wooden bridge by which Aliso Canyon Road crossed a usually dry upper tributary of the Santa Clara River. Before the construction contract was awarded, a new design had to be drawn up, environmental studies done and the bidding process completed, county officials said. last_img read more

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