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Caltrans Removes Damaged Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge, Plans to Quickly Re-build



Caltrans News Flash #127

Date: April 11, 2017
District: District 5
Contact: Jim Shivers
Phone: (805) 549-3237
Contact: Tamie McGowen
Phone: (916) 657-5060

MONTEREY COUNTY - The Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge on State Route 1 was closed to pedestrian and vehicular traffic February 15, 2017, after heavy rains caused a landslide under the structure damaging one of its main support columns. The bridge, which was built in 1968, was demolished over the span of a week. Engineers used a 6,000 ton wrecking ball and other equipment to strike precise points on the bridge to force it to break apart.

In this Caltrans News Flash, we interview a bridge construction engineer and structure representative about plans to expedite the rebuilding of the expanse between the Big Sur community and the Monterey/Carmel area to the north.

This video can also be viewed at: https://youtu.be/qh9zE3RqNVQ.

This Caltrans News Flash is the 127th in a series of videos highlighting Caltrans' activities that present the wide-ranging and critical work that Caltrans does to enhance California's economy and livability.To see more of these and other videos, search for #CaltransNewsFlash on Twitter or visit Caltrans News Flash on YouTube (http://bit.ly/1ez3LYz).

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