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Third Appeal Summary
PA ID# 061-62938; City of Roseville
DSR ID# 11943,15772; Linda Creek Bridge
PURPOSE: To obtain signature on a letter responding to the City of Roseville's third appeal.
DISCUSSION: Flooding in January and March 1995 caused damage to a pedestrian bridge crossing Linda Creek. Soil erosion caused piers to lean toward midspan of the bridge resulting in deflection of the superstructure. Based on a consultant's recommendation, the applicant reinforced the superstructure with two 66-foot long 12" by 18" steel tubes to reduce live load deflection. Upon review, supplemental DSR 15772 was reduced from $32,210 to $9,062 because the proposed steel tubes were not necessary to restore the pre-disaster condition. In the first appeal, the applicant requested reimbursement of the difference of $23,148 and asserted that the sag of the superstructure represented disaster-related damage and the interim reinforcing measures are reimbursable. The second appeal was submitted to again request $23,148, in addition to funding for replacement of the bridge totaling $157,605. The Executive Associate Director determined that steel tube reinforcements for the superstructure were not necessary to restore the bridge to pre-disaster condition and that the bridge was not eligible for replacement as the cost of restoring the bridge does not exceed 50% of the cost of bridge replacement. In the third appeal, the applicant once again requests FEMA reimburse the costs associated with the installation of the steel tube reinforcements. The applicant has not established that there was permanent disaster related damage to the superstructure; therefore, the steel reinforcement tubes are not eligible for reimbursement.
RECOMMENDED ACTION: Sign the letter denying the subgrantee's third appeal.