Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge to Reopen October 13

With a cost of $24 million, the new bridge helps repair extensive damage from mudslides earlier this year.
By BACKPACKER Contributors and Editors ,

Crews working to rebuild the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge.

Bruce Washburn

“We did seven years of work in about seven months,” says Caltrans spokesman Jim Shivers. He's talking about the new Pfeiffer Canyon bridge, which replaces the old one that was damaged in a landslide in February. Highway 1 remains closed at the Mud Creek slide, about 10 miles north of the San Luis Obispo County border.

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