State of California • Department of Transportation
Date: September 12, 2018 #18-231e
District: District 3 - Marysville, www.dot.ca.gov/dist3
Caltrans Contacts: Deanna Shoopman firstname.lastname@example.org
Cell: (530) 632-0080
Dennis Keaton email@example.com
Office: (530) 741-5474 Cell: (916) 825-5252
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Repairs Completed, State Highway 12 Rio Vista Bridge Open
Caltrans Thanks Motorists for Their Patience
RIO VISTA – Caltrans is alerting motorists that repairs have been completed and the Rio Vista Bridge on State Route 12 is now open for use to motorists and maritime traffic.
On August 9, the mechanism that raises the bridge was damaged and effected the ability to lift and lower the span.
This caused major delays for commercial shipping, recreational boaters and motorists. Caltrans sent the damaged motor gear box to a manufacturer to expedite repairs.
Testing of the Rio Vista bridge is complete and operational status has been returned to normal for ship and vehicular travel. Repairs and refurbishing of some of the bridge components are still ongoing, but traffic will not be affected by this work.
Caltrans wishes to thank our partners, contractor Golden State Bridge and Steward Machine Company, along with our external stakeholders, specifically the U.S. Coast Guard, for a successful and expeditious response to this emergency project.