In this Caltrans News Flash, Caltrans District 5 Public Information Officer Jim Shivers takes you behind the scenes to show you how the Big Sur Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge on State Route 1 was damaged and later demolished with precise accuracy. The bridge is impacting travel between the Big Sur community and the Monterey/Carmel area to the north. Jim speaks with Bridge Construction Engineer Neil Weller and Structure Representative David Galarza who explain how the bridge was damaged and Caltrans’ plans to reconstruct the bridge. The rebuilding of the bridge has been expedited with plans for an approximately 310 foot-long, single-span, plate girder bridge. Public access is targeted for mid-to-late September.
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