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    Default CA-140 is Open again into Yosemite

    One of the major routes into Yosemite National Park was closed earlier this year when a massive rock slide wiped out a section of California State Route 140. State engineers have installed two bridges that allow a detour around the slide and the road has been re-opened during the day. More information and maps are online here.

    Mark

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    I was wondering when they'd get that highway reopened. It seemed quite a while ago that I heard it had been closed.

    Although, I must say someone at Caltrans is either using their noggin or they got clearance to tap into the budget, I don't know many other states that would go out of their way to build 2 bridges and pave a bunch of road just to give access to an area that otherwise has access. Most would have just tried to clear the slide and when it cleared, it would be cleared.

    I hope they decide to keep the bridges up and running, once an area slides there is a good chance it will slide again sometime in the future. Its not certain, just likely.

    -Brad

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    Default Devil's Slide #2

    Quote Originally Posted by Arizona Brad View Post
    I don't know many other states that would go out of their way to build 2 bridges and pave a bunch of road just to give access to an area that otherwise has access. Most would have just tried to clear the slide and when it cleared, it would be cleared.
    The slope in question, may never stop sliding and the economic impact of having Mariposa cut-off from Yosemite NP tourists directly cut into California's operating budget.

    Mark

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