The Ponderosa Way Bridge Replacement Project proposes to replace a 1930's era CCC steel through-truss bridge with a wood traffic deck that is reaching the end of its useful life. The structure is a single lane bridge which was installed by the CCC for fire control access. Currently it is part of the Auburn State Recreation Area (ASRA) which is land owned by the USBR and maintained under contract by the State of California. The bridge is used for recreational activities in the area and for forest fire control. The bridge is one of a few river crossing points in the area for the ASRA. The proposed bridge is a one-lane, single span bridge that will include removal of the entire existing bridge structure and piers.