With unprecedented speed, the new Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge on Highway 1 in Big Sur was opened to the public on Friday, October 13. The 310-foot steel bridge replaces the 49-year-old concrete bridge that was damaged beyond repair in last winter’s severe storms. The new bridge is about a mile away from the Big Sur Marathon course and unites the community of Big Sur. The failed bridge severed the only direct road to or from the Monterey Peninsula. Highway 1 is still closed 40 miles south due to the massive Mud Creek slide.
Our organization salutes the many people, agencies, and businesses who made this incredible bridge replacement possible. Congratulations!