General Contact Number: (530) 621-5567


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Welcome to the El Dorado County Mt. Murphy Road Bridge project website.

The Department of Transportation of El Dorado County is in the process of preparing a Project Study Report (PSR) for the Mt. Murphy Road Bridge. The purpose of the PSR is to identify possible alternatives to repair or replace the existing bridge crossing the South Fork of the American River in the town of Coloma.

Prior to commencement of the study, the Department of Transportation is conducting a public outreach effort to gather input, help identify the needs and concerns of the Community, and answer any questions about the process. This Bridge Project Study Report will reflect these issues and concerns and address potential improvements necessary to the existing facility to meet current and future needs. The pros and cons of several alternatives need to be considered before any decisions can be made.

Comments or Questions?

Online Form: Comment Form
Phone: (530) 621-5900
Fax: (530) 626-0387
Mail: El Dorado County
Transportation Division
Attn: Bridge Project Coordinator
2850 Fairlane Court
Placerville, CA 95667

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More Information

The County cannot adequately address all issues without public input from those who are directly affected on a daily basis. Therefore, the public is encouraged to remain engaged throughout the process.

All materials and documents used during the public outreach as well new information and announcements as they become available are provided through the links below. 

Project Overview 

What's New

May 12, 2022, Town Hall Meeting to Discuss Mt. Murphy Bridge & Emergency Access Video (Posted 05-16-22) 

Town Hall Meeting to Discuss Mt. Murphy Bridge & Emergency Access (Posted 03-18-22)

Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) 45-Day Review Period: January 10, 2022 through February 25, 2022 (posted 01/10/22)

Mt. Murphy Road Bridge Project Update - October 20, 2021

*Schedule dates noted below are approximate and may be subject to changes and updates as the project progresses*

Environmental Studies          (2016 – 2022)

Caltrans and Federal NEPA   (2023)

Geotechnical Studies            (2017)

Right of Way                         (2023 – 2024)

Design                                   (2016 – 2024)

Construction                          (2025 – 2026/2027)

Project Status Presentation & Underground Utility District - BOS Meeting, June 4, 2019

Project Status Presentation - Public Meeting, September 5, 2018

Public Meeting Notice for Updated Information on the Bridge September 5, 2018

Project Status Presentation - Public Meeting, January 12, 2017

Public Meeting Notice for Updated Information on the Bridge - January 12, 2017

Presentation of Environmental Review Process & Public Scoping

Notice of Preparation of an Environmental Impact Report & Notice of Public Meeting

Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meeting #3 Summary - Posted 10/10/2014

Mt. Murphy Bridge Preliminary Alternative Exhibits 

Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meeting #2 Summary and Draft Criteria - Posted 06/16/2014

Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meeting #1 Summary - Posted 04/25/2014