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File #: 17-0336    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 3/16/2017 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 4/18/2017 Final action: 4/18/2017
Title: Chief Administrative Office, Parks Division recommending the Board: 1) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 067-2017 in support of a Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP) grant application for the Brockliss Bridge, making a committment for the County to maintain the bridge; and 2) Authorize a grant match in the amount of $406,000 from Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) funds. (Est. Time: 20 Min.)
Attachments: 1. A - USFS Map_Brockliss Recreation Area Proposal 4-18-17, 2. B - Blue Route 4-18-17, 3. C - Resolution 4-18-17, 4. Public Comment Rcvd 4-18-17 BOS 4-17-17, 5. Executed Resolution 067-2017
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Chief Administrative Office, Parks Division recommending the Board:
1) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 067-2017 in support of a Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP) grant application for the Brockliss Bridge, making a committment for the County to maintain the bridge; and
2) Authorize a grant match in the amount of $406,000 from Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) funds. (Est. Time: 20 Min.)
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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION
Chief Administrative Office, Parks Division recommending the Board:
1) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 067-2017 in support of a Federal Lands Access Program (FLAP) grant application for the Brockliss Bridge making a committment for the County to maintain the bridge; and
2) Authorize a grant match in the amount of $406,000 from SMUD funds.

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The Brockliss Bridge was located at the site of the Brockliss crossing over the South Fork of the American River near Pacific House, California. The bridge was originally constructed sometime in 1927. Historically, this river crossing was part of a major transportation route for the early pioneers and the historic Pony Express Trail (PET). The PET has been selected as a National Historic Trail and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places demonstrating its importance on a national scale.

The bridge construction at the historic Brockliss site links the PET on the opposite sides of the River providing continuous trail access for 25 miles from Pollock Pines to Echo Summit. In addition, the bridge will provide access and a gateway to the Brockliss Recreational Area. Currently, users of the Recreation Area and the PET must travel approximately 8 miles further east on Highway 50 and come back on the north side of the American River Canyon via a secondary county road.

This project provides an opportunity to enhance the public awareness of and appreciation for an important piece of California history. Within 2.5 hours of...

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