New Big Sur bridge to reopen months after landslide
The California Department of Transportation says the new Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge on Highway 1 will reopen on Friday the 13th.
Caltrans says crews working around the clock completed the work in months instead of years.
The $24-million bridge replaces one that was damaged by a slide eight months ago. That bridge was demolished in March.
Highway 1 remains blocked some 30 miles to the south by another slide a quarter-mile long. A new road is being built atop the Mud Creek slide area at a cost of $40 million. It’s expected to open next summer.
Meanwhile, a hiking trail serves as a footpath into the Big Sur area.