Safety improvements coming to No Hands Bridge

Media Contact: Erin Curtis, 916-978-5100, eccurtis@usbr.gov

For Release: June 28, 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation, in coordination with California State Department of Parks and Recreation, will add railing-safety improvements at No Hands Bridge in Auburn.

Work is expected to begin in August and continue through fall 2018. The bridge will remain open to pedestrian and equestrian traffic during work activity, scheduled from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., weekdays only.

Reclamation contractors will attach chain link fencing to the railing interior using metal fasteners that could be easily reversed in the future.

No Hands Bridge, also known as Mountain Quarries Bridge, was constructed in 1912 and is part of a popular hiking trail along the American River’s North Fork, located within the Auburn State Recreation Area. State Parks manages recreation at the ASRA under an agreement with Reclamation.

For questions or concerns regarding the bridge or project, please contact Lex Palmer at 916-978-5213 (TTY 800-877-8339) or kpalmer@usbr.gov.

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