On Friday, July 17th of 2020, the SPSG partners gathered at the site of the destroyed Honey Run bridge to present a donation check to the Honey Run Covered Bridge Association. The donation of $225,000 will go towards rebuilding the bridge that was destroyed by the Camp Fire at the end of 2018.
The SPSG partners, composed of Sukut Construction, Pacific States Environmental Contractors, and Goodfellow Brothers, had previously cleaned up the city of Paradise, CA, following the fire and were excited to help restore the bridge.
Built by the American Bridge and Building Company of San Francisco in 1886, the Honey Run Bridge was first known as Carr Hill Bridge and stretched across the Butte Creek. It was deemed worthy of preservation for its historical significance in 1988 as it was found to be the only surviving example of a three-span timber Pratt-type covered bridge in the United States.
The group dedicated to the rebuild of the bridge has raised about $1 million and is working on collecting another $1.6 million needed to complete all three phases of the bridge’s reconstruction.
The bridge committee plans to begin construction next month and finish work at the end of summer in 2022.
Sukut Construction is a general heavy civil engineering contractor with over 50 years of superior performance on residential, public, commercial, and industrial projects throughout the Western region. Sukut is most widely referred to as one of California’s largest mass excavation and grading contractors, moving up to 50 million cubic yards of earth per year and maintaining an equipment fleet of more than 300 pieces of heavy equipment. In recent years, Sukut has received more than 50 industry honors, including Contractor of the Year and Best Company to Work For. Sukut maintains its high status in the construction industry by offering the maximum level of project quality and safety, the very best in personnel, and cost-effective work.