Posted by: Stan Russell | February 11, 2017

State Route 1 is now closed between Ragged Pt. (SLO 72.87) and Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge (PM 45.5)

CALTRANSHighway 1 Update
Saturday, February 11
4:40 PM

These three photos are of Pfeiffer Cyn Bridge Cyn Bridge (PM 45.5) from today.

***NEW INFORMATION, IMPORTANT INFO FOR LOCALS **

State Route 1 is now closed between Ragged Pt. (SLO 72.87) and Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge (PM 45.5) – just north of the Big Sur Post Office

Due to slope movement and slippage, the Bridge column has moved–causing multiple fractures to One of the Two columns on the bridge.

Motorists may travel north on State Route 1 from Cambria to Ragged Point (SLO PM 72.87) or south from Carmel to Pfeiffer Cyn. Bridge (PM 45.5)

The roadway is not passable between Ragged Pt (SLO 72.87)and Dolan Pt (PM 29.70)

*LOCALS MAY TRAVEL BETWEEN DOLAN and SOUTH of PFEIFFER CYN BRIDGE (PM 45.5) AND AVOID CROSSING BRIDGE.

*BUSINESSES REMAIN OPEN*

Thank you for your patience and understanding. Our Maintenance, Geotech and Construction crews continue to work collaboratively and diligently, as much as safely possible in response to these rock/mudslides.

Another update will be provided around noontime tomorrow, Sunday, Feb. 12, or sooner if conditions change.

CHP will be monitoring the bridge and will allow guests with reservations who are staying at local hotels will be allowed to cross south over the bridge and can make it all the way to Dolan Point to spend the night at their lodging.

Sunday and Monday crews will be making a full assessment of the bridge status. At this time they are trying to minimize traffic on the bridge.

Crack in the support column

Slope slippage at the base of the support column

Slope movement under the bridge

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