Please join Contra Costa Supervisor John Gioia and the Contra Costa County Public Works Department in celebrating the completion of the new bridge on Alhambra Valley Road with a ribbon cutting ceremony on November 15th at 2:30 pm. It will be held at the site of the new bridge near the intersection of Alhambra Valley Road/Pinole Valley Road/Castro Ranch Road. County staff will be located near the AVR/Castro Ranch Road intersection to direct attendees to available parking. Sturdy shoes are recommended.
The road was reopened to traffic on November 2nd after being closed to traffic since January 2017 when the road washed out during winter storms. The new bridge over Pinole Creek replaces a 1930’s era 9-foot steel pipe culvert. The new clear span bridge allows for unimpeded fish passage, specifically steelhead. This quality repair represents the efforts of engineers, biologists, and construction contractors as well as local, state and federal efforts to identify funding to expedite the repair to this key link in the infrastructure.