College of the Environment Graduate and Undergraduate Publications
Potter Road Bridge replacement: environmental impact assessment (EIA)
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Huxley College of the Environment
Date of Award
Environmental Impact Assessment
Department or Program Affiliation
Department of Environmental Studies
Melious, Jean O.
The purpose of this Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is to analyze and determine what effect the replacement of Potter Road Bridge will have on the environment. Potter Road Bridge is located in Whatcom County, Washington, and it crosses over the South Fork Nooksack River near the town of Van Zandt (Figures 1,2). Building on the Environmental Checklist that was prepared by Whatcom County, this EIA identifies significant impacts on both the natural and built environment. It also looks at a no-action alternative, as well as an alternative in which the bridge would be eliminated and Smith Road would be extended eastward.
Bridges--Design and construction--Environmental aspects--Washington (State)--Whatcom County, Environmental impact analysis--Washington (State)--Whatcom County
Western Washington University
Subject – LCSH
Bridges--Design and construction--Environmental aspects--Washington (State)--Whatcom County; Environmental impact analysis--Washington (State)--Whatcom County
Whatcom County (Wash.)
environmental impact statements
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Halpin, Jamie; Bernhardt, Randal; Pedersen, Tyler; Vilar, Derek; and Straight, Jessica, "Potter Road Bridge replacement" (2013). College of the Environment Graduate and Undergraduate Publications. 37.