Pescadero, California


Tomkat Ranch



About this Project

Tomkat Ranch is a privately owned horse ranch, located in Pescadero, California.  Honsinger Creek, which runs through the property, is a major tributary to Pescadero Creek, on the Central California Coast in San Mateo County.   Honsinger Creek supports federally threatened steelhead trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) and the federally and state endangered coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch).  Approximately 0.5 miles upstream of the confluence of Honsinger Creek and Pescadero Creek, on Tomkat Ranch, a perched culvert on the creek restricted passage of both steelhead and salmon.  The perched culvert did not allow winter passage of fish, upstream to several miles of intact spawning and rearing habitat.  The primary purpose of the project was to remove the perched culvert on Honsinger Creek and replace the culvert with a clear span bridge.  Sherwood designed a new clear span bridge to replace the culvert.  The constructed bridge is a 16-foot wide and 70-foot long pre-fabricated steel truss bridge.  The new bridge is supported by two concrete abutments that were constructed outside the riparian corridor and above the normal high water or bankfull level.