Bello Bridge Replacement

Bello Bridge Replacement Project


The city is working with Quincy Engineering for the design of a new Bello Bridge. The Bello Bridge was competed in 1913 and provided a crossing over the Pismo Creek as the city developed a link between Bello Street and Frady Lane. Sadly, in 1983 the bridge was deemed to be unsafe and closed to the public.

Under a federal program the city has received 100% of the funding needed to replace this bridge. Quincy Engineering has began working on the required archaeological, biological and environmental studies. Once complete, the new Bello Bridge will provide for faster response times from Police, Fire and Public Works to many areas of town, and also provide greater access to the U.S. 101 northbound onramp on Bello by those at the southern end of Highway 1.

Project Update


Construction plans are now 65% complete and the following environmental documents have been submitted to Caltrans for their approval:
  • Noise Impact Assessment
  • Visual Assessment
  • Project Report
  • Archaeological Survey Report
  • Natural Environment Study
  • Wetlands and Waters Assessment 
Bello Bridge with a "Bridge Closed" sign