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Caltrans Goes Behind the Scenes at the Rio Vista Drawbridge



Caltrans News Flash #121

Date: March 2, 2017
District: Headquarters
Contact: Vince Jacala
Phone: (510) 286-5206
Contact: Tamie McGowen
Phone: (916) 657-5060

RIO VISTA — The Rio Vista Bridge over the Sacramento River is the largest and busiest of seven drawbridges owned and operated by Caltrans in the California Delta, and sits on State Route 12 – a major crossroads between the Sacramento Valley and the Bay Area.

In this Caltrans News Flash, meet the bridge tender of the Rio Vista Bridge who shows us how his job is critical to approximately 21,000 motorists who travel the bridge daily along with the numerous boaters and dozens of communities along the Sacramento River. He stops approaching vehicle traffic as he raises the vertical lift bridge to allow giant ships hauling freight to safely pass.

This video can also be viewed at: https://youtu.be/9GqzsO8_nDI.

This Caltrans News Flash is the 121st in a series of videos highlighting Caltrans' activities that present the wide-ranging and critical work that Caltrans does to enhance California's economy and livability. To see more of these and other videos, search for #CaltransNewsFlash on Twitter or visit http://bit.ly/1ez3LYz.

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