Sacramento River Bridge at Jelly’s Ferry Road, Red Bluff, Tehama County, CA


PARIKH provided geotechnical engineering services for a replacement bridge at Jelly’s Ferry Road across the Sacramento River. The project was funded under the HBRR program. The replacement bridge is a six-span, 1260-foot length structure on a new alignment, supported on large-diameter cast-in-drilled-hole (CIDH) piles. Elements include realignment and raising of Jelly’s Ferry Road, additional Sacramento River Overflow Bridge, and retaining walls.

PARIKH conducted field investigations, lab tests, and engineering analyses. Recommendations were developed for the CIDH piles, retaining wall foundations, embankment earthwork, grading considerations, and pavement sections. PARIKH provided support during the construction phase with difficult pile construction in the volcanic tuff conditions throughout the project site.

This project received an American Public Works Association (APWA), Sacramento Chapter, 2023 Project of the Year award.

Project Details


1996 – 2022


Tehama County Public Works


T. Y. Lin International


David Wang

Emre Ortakci

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