Highway 1 bridge in Big Sur demolished

March 19, 2017

State crews demolished two sections of Pfeffier Canyon Bridge in Big Sur on Saturday.

Last month, mud and rock slides caused unrepairable damage and the bridge was closed. Department of Transportation officials estimate it will take nine to 12 months to build a replacement bridge.

The new steel bridge is slated to cost approximately $20 million.

On Monday, crews plan to demolish a third section of the bridge and begin debris cleanup.







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  1. StakeHolder says:

    IF YOU ARE READING THIS, YOU HAVE THE SERVICE PROVIDED OF FREE NEWS. PLEASE CONSIDER A MAKING A DONATION TO CAL COAST NEWS. CONSIDER IT A SUBSCRIPTION FEE.

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  2. Rambunctious says:

    Geeez do you know how many times I’ve driven a 12,000 pound RV across that stinken bridge? Get to work California turn Cal Trans lose and repair this stuff before someone is killed. Stop spending tax dollars to fight the Trump administration over sanctuary cities and get to work on the important issues facing California. And dump the train you stubborn old man.

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  3. Pelican1 says:

    Perhaps it’s time to re-evaluate HW1. While it’s majestic beauty remains unmatched, the annual closures and repairs seem to outstripping it’s current scenic value Maybe it’s time to reroute the road while maintaining at least in part, the magnificent views.

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  4. circlingthedrain says:

    And completely lacking here: an alternative route to Big Sur. Because the media: just think we are salivating idiots….lusting for violence and whining about government spending.

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    • JimF says:

      Wait, wait, wait. You and pelican just gave me an epiphany of an idea! Why don’t we just scrap hwy 1 altogether and build high-speed rail in its place. That way, like, people can move between la and the bay really fast, and they can totally enjoy a great view while doing so. I wouldn’t think the project would cost all that much and it’ll be a boon for all of those coastal communities. Ok, you’ve convinced me. My cousin works in brown’s office and I’ll have her drop word of the idea the first chance she gets. I’m sure he’ll love it. Just think, it’ll now only be a matter of time until we have functioning high-speed rail along the big sur coast…

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