Reeves Road Bridge was built to provide secondary access to a citrus ranch located at the east end of the agricultural area of Ojai Valley, California. The privately owned bridge crosses Reeves Creek, a boulder clogged energetic but ephemeral stream, the banks of which are protected by rock filled wire revetments.
For the Reeves Road Bridge project spread foundations for the site were not feasible because of geometric constraints and a requirement to protect the creek. To minimize construction disturbance, it was decided to support the bridge with two drilled piles at each abutment. Pile construction was difficult and time consuming because of the large boulders.
In addition to providing the project geotechnical report, Earth Systems provided monitoring and consultation during construction.