Today’s Date: Sunday, March 19, 2017District 05: Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa
Contact: Susana Z. Cruz (bilingual) or Jim Shivers
Phone: (805) 549-3138 or (805) 549-3237
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DEMOLITION OF PFEIFFER CANYON BRIDGE SUCCESSFUL THIS WEEKEND WITH REMOVAL OF SPAN TWO/PROJECT CONTINUES THIS WEEK
MONTEREY COUNTY – The demolition of the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge on State Route 1 continued on Saturday, March 18 with a successful demolition of
span No. 2 (middle section). Span No. 3 (north section) was demolished on Thursday, March 16.
The demolition of Span No. 1 (south section) will begin Monday, March 20, weather permitting and is expected to take several days to complete.
In addition, work to recover debris from the demolished spans will occur over the next several days.
This bridge was closed last month due to mud/rock slides which caused unrepairable damage. A replacement bridge will be built and is expected to take nine to twelve months to complete.
Caltrans will provide updates regarding this demolition process as warranted.
For traffic updates on Caltrans projects in Monterey County, residents may call the District 5 toll free number at 1-831-372-0862 or can visit our website at:
VIDEO OF DEMOLITION OF SPAN TWO ON SATURDAY, MARCH 18 COURTESY OF KYLE EVANS
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