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  1. #1
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    Post Big Sur Issue!!!

    It appears that a major bridge along the PCH (CA-1) has crumbled and will cause issues for up to a year (possibly):

    Battered By Winter Storms Big Sur is Cut Off From California/



    Donna

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    Ouch ! That's not good news. Hopefully they can get it resolved earlier than first expected, mainly for the residents but it will also impact a lot of travel plans.

    Dave.

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    No kidding! Aside from the scarier aspects, (like running out of food, the loss of livelihood, and the possibility of medical emergencies), I rather envy those people. Can you imagine, having a place like Big Sur all to yourself, without the near constant stream of traffic on CA-1? It has to be surreal, and very, very peaceful.

    That bridge must be close to 100 years old; I wonder how many other remote communities in this country are at similar risk, with our steadily aging infrastructure?

    Rick

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    This is a rather significant road closure and certainly a highlight of many a roadtripper's route planning. It might be useful highlighting this closure as a "sticky" in the relevant forum threads.

  5. #5
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    It shouldn't be too long before CA-1 is open to Big Sur from both directions - that needs to happen to get supplies into the area. Question is whether they will allow tourists - they should because that's about the only source of income for the locals. The Naciemento-Fergusson road is also closed due to storm damage, that should be fixed within a few weeks. So - right now a 61 mile stretch of CA-1 is closed to the public.

  6. #6
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    According to the Big Sur blog, CA-1 is now open to the public from Carmel to the failed bridge and Big Sur businesses north of the bridge are open. Access from the south is going to be very problematic for a while, currently the barricade is at Ragged Point. There are multiple areas of slide damage that have to be repaired, the Naciemento-Fergusson road is not open yet but "it may be open to the public within days".

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