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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 1B A ribbon cutting ceremony at the Lake Almanor Spillway Bridge on Oct. 12 celebrates the early opening and on-time budget of the project. Photo submitted Stacy Fisher Staff Writer At least a month ahead of schedule, the new on-budget $9 million Lake Almanor Spillway Bridge in Plumas County located next to the Lake Almfi n o r- d-a rn--w a-s recently completed and opened to traffic. According to a news release from Caltrans District 2 Public Information Officer Lupita Franco, the modern bridge, reopened to traffic Sept. 28 is constructed on the old 1963 bridge's alignment, and features seismic upgrades, shoulder and barrier rails, double column piers atop spread footings, and a deck consisting of state-of-the-art fiber reinforced concrete with epoxy coated deck reinforcement for durability. Ryan Johnson, resident engineer for the Almanor Spillway project, said the dimensions of the bridge include a span of 466.5 feet, and feature a width of 40 feet with two 12-foot wide lanes with eight-foot shoulders on each side of the bridge for bike traffic, which can also be used for pedestrians to cross. The railing is made of galvanized steel that includes an upper rail design for bike protection to prevent bicyclists from accidently toppling over the edges of the bridge. The temporary one-lane paved bypass road adjacent to the Spillway Bridge Project on Hwy. 89 had been removed shortly before the new construction was complete. To celebrate the efforts of the prime contractor, Q&D Construction Inc. and its subcontractors that worked on this project, the public and other key stakeholders were invited to celebrate the official ribbon cutting ceremony Friday, Oct. 12, at the north end of the bridge. The free event was attended by County Supervisor Sherrie Thrall, CHP representatives, , Peninsula Fire, and representatives from Sparks-based Q&D Construction, including the president of the company Lance Semenko, project manager Stacy Barnes, and Caltrans personnel. including construction engineer Jim Rogers. More photos back page H i i i,l, i i J 11 ,o Sponsors Best Western Rose Quartz Inn Feather Publishing Co lnc Holiday Market Coldwell Banker Kehr/O,Brien Indian Valley Chamber Lake Almanor Area Chamber Find tm on Facebook Tour Maps will be available by November 1st III I I! I]!! I" I First things first, After the old, deteriorated bridge was demolished, double column-reinforced piers constructed atop spread footings are in place to support the deck of the new Lake Almanor Spillway Bridge, which is Installed in the final step of construction. Photo by Stacy Fisher Paid Political Advertisement Election Day is November 6, 2018 STATEWIDE OFFICE: Governor - John Cox Secretary of State - Mark Meuser Controller - Konstantinos Roditus Attorney General - Steven Bailey Treasurer - Greg Conlon Board of Equalization District One - Ted Gaines House of Representatives, CD1 - Doug LaMalfa State Assembly, AD1 - Brian Dahle Proposition 1 - NO Proposition 2 - NO Proposition 3 - NO Proposition 4- NO Proposition 5 - YES Proposition 6 - YES Proposition 7- NO ,Proposition 8 - NO Proposition 10 - NO Proposition 11 - YES , Proposition 12 - NO Measure B - NO VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE 'E VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE VOTE E VOTE VOTEVOTE VOTE Paid for by the Plumas County Republican Party Central Committee t 1