Arroyo Santa Rosa Bridge.
News for 2012
Construction is now completed on our new trail bridge!
The bridge was opened for use on October 25th 2012. It crosses the Arroyo Santa Rosa about 300 yards west of East Las Posas Road.
A ribbon cutting and dedication is scheduled for Friday December 7th 2012 at 2pm.
Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks will be cutting the ribbon and all are welcome to attend. The entrance to the trail bridge is located next to the road bridge which is about 1/4 mile north of Santa Rosa Road on East Las Posas Road in Santa Rosa Valley.
Please join us!
The completed bridge:
Within minutesof it being opened the first horse and pedestrians used the new crossing:
The bridge was designed by bridge engineer John Dickerson of VCE Services in Ventura using a revolutionary new eco-friendly material for the I-beams and fencing. It is completed with a wood deck to give better traction for horses. This is the first bridge of its kind in California. This new material, named Struxure, is 100% made from recycled plastic by Axion International..
The first beam goes in.
All five beams are in rough position
Closer angle on the new material
The bridge team after placing the beams. Most are volunteers.
John Johs, Barry O'Donnell, Mark Burley, Dustin Patrick, Jeff Patrick, Stan Ullman.
This bridge makes it a much safer crossing across the arroyo than the road bridge where horses contended with traffic and/or a precarious drop to the concrete channel below.
In 2010, the Ventura County Board of Supervisors approved the use of the Watershed Protection District property just west of East Las Posas Road for SRVTI to place this trail bridge over the arroyo. We would like to thank the WPD for working with us to grant the encroachment permit for this bridge. Also thanks to Building and Safety for approving this innovative plastic product, which falls outside their normal building materials.
You can read more in the Ventura County Star article about this bridge here.
Or to listen to the KCLU radio article by clicking on this link to KCLU.org.
New Trail Easement
SRVTI Directors Mark Burley and John Johs at the construction site
In September 2012, Camrosa Water District granted an easement to SRV Trails on the property they own next to the our new trail bridge. This easement provides access to the bridge from East Las Posas Road on the south side of the arroyo.
Thank you, Camrosa!