Line Street Bridge Gets $319,000 Grant Funding


The skinny little East Line Street bridge that crosses the Bishop Creek Canal will eventually be a thing of the past. The Bishop City Council approved a contract with Lumos and Associates to come up with design services, the prelude to actually replacing the existing crossing.

The $319,000 contract is funded through a California Transportation Commission grant; the City submitted the request in 2008. The scope of work includes the environmental studies and engineering assessment, everything to prepare a shovel-ready project, Public Works Director Destin Dishion reported at last Monday’s Council meeting.

According to Dishion, the new bridge scored high on the priority list during the City’s
community input process a few years ago. With airline service scheduled for the Bishop Airport,
Dishion also pointed out the bridge will serve as the City’s introduction.
Look for a “name the bridge” outreach in the near future.



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Sam Prentice
Sam Prentice
1 year ago

Widening the bridge will increase traffic speed. Speeding on East Line is already a serious problem. This stretch of road is high residential density, kids on bikes are common. Too bad there’s no lane paint on east line let alone bike lanes, speed bumps, or speed control devices. Will Bishop… Read more »

Last edited 1 year ago by Sam Prentice
1 year ago

Happy Happy Happy Bishop People . Do you think this new Bridge is for you ? This new bridge is for the County / State / And U.S. Government Facilities that exist and are expanding down East Line Street. Reminds me of how we all fell for the 395 Fiber… Read more »

Last edited 1 year ago by INYOFACE