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Press Release | Oct. 25, 2023

Availability of Preliminary Public Notice: Stockton Viaduct Dual Bridge

STOCKTON, Ca. – The United States Coast Guard is soliciting public comments on a proposal by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to replace the existing Stockton Viaduct (Highway 5) dual bridge. 

The General Bridge Act of 1946 requires approval of the location and plans for bridges over navigable waters of the United States, prior to commencing construction. This public notice allows the public to comment on the most restrictive navigational clearances being proposed. A Coast Guard Bridge Permit application has not yet been submitted but would be required for this project.

Waterway and Location: San Joaquin River, mile 41.1, at the City of Stockton, San Joaquin County, California. Latitude and Longitude: 37.953376, -121.309343

Preliminary Public Notice (11-162), dated October 24, 2023, contains a description of the proposed bridge replacement project including maps and bridge drawings detailing the most restrictive navigational clearance for all proposed alternatives. A preferred alternative has not been selected at this time. Interested parties may access active public notices for bridge projects for the Eleventh Coast Guard District at the following website:

The public notice may also be obtained by:

  • calling the Eleventh Coast Guard District Bridge Office at (510) 437-3516
  • writing to Commander (dpw), Eleventh Coast Guard District, Coast Guard Island, Bldg. 50-2, Alameda, CA 94501-5100
  • emailing a request to or by facsimile request at (510) 437-5836

Mariners are requested to comment on the proposed bridge replacement project. Interested parties are requested to express their views in writing. Comments will be received for the record at the address to given in Preliminary Public Notice (11-162) through November 23, 2023.