Public Affairs Specialist
Construction is now complete on the BSNF Railroad Bridge Pier Protection Project in Corona, California. Representatives of local, county, state and federal agencies gathered near the Santa Ana River in Corona on May 27, 2021, to mark the project’s official completion. The purpose of the project is to minimize risk to the bridge in flood conditions and during increased water releases from Prado Dam resulting from periods of heavy rainfall. The project, which was awarded in 2017, is the result of a partnership among the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, Orange County Public Works and San Bernardino County. The completion of the bridge pier protection feature is part of the Santa Ana River Mainstem Project, which is a fully integrated flood-risk management system that protects more than 3 million residents of Riverside, Orange and San Bernardino counties, several major freeways, the rail system itself, and an array of businesses and infrastructure downstream of Prado Dam.