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Visiting Big Sur - Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge has reopened

Postby Esteban » Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:37 am

The newly constructed Pfeiffer Canyon bridge has opened allowing more access to CA Highway One along the Big Sur, California coastline.

Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge reopens, allowing coastal access to Big Sur: http://www.sanluisobispo.com/news/local ... 75706.html

http://www.sfgate.com/aboutsfgate/artic ... 250926.php

https://www.forbes.com/sites/christinal ... 9c96282532

http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/07/19/h ... -assessed/

Mud Creek: A long road ahead to rebuild Highway One: http://www.montereyherald.com/article/N ... /170929916

http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/08/02/b ... eek-slide/



Big Sur Chamber of Commerce: http://www.bigsurcalifornia.org/

Big Sur Kate's blog: https://bigsurkate.blog/

Google Maps - alternative routes from Hwy.101 to Big Sur via Naciemento-Fergusson Road

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Re: Big Sur - Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge reopens

Postby mkitchen » Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:36 pm

Good to hear on the new bridge. Isn't there an unpaved route to get around the southern closure? It seems like I read something on that but I can't find the information now.
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Re: Big Sur - Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge reopens

Postby Esteban » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:31 pm

mkitchen wrote:Good to hear on the new bridge. Isn't there an unpaved route to get around the southern closure? It seems like I read something on that but I can't find the information now.
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Not according to http://www.bigsurcalifornia.org/highway_conditions.html which shows current information about Big Sur roads that are open or closed.

The nearly mile wide Mud Creek slide blocks the southern entry to Big Sur on Calif. Hwy. One. This section of Hwy. One probably won't reopen until rebuilding is completed sometime late in 2018.

The alternate south easterly route to Big Sur from US Highway 101 is the Nacimiento Ferguson Road from King City or the Bradley area.
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Re: Visiting Big Sur - Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge has reopened

Postby Solstice » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:00 pm

We have been planning a teardrop trip to Big Sur in March 2018. The new floods/mudslides etc. have given us pause. Any advice from the locals would be appreciated.
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Re: Visiting Big Sur - Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge has reopened

Postby Esteban » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:26 pm

Solstice wrote:We have been planning a teardrop trip to Big Sur in March 2018. The new floods/mudslides etc. have given us pause. Any advice from the locals would be appreciated.

Check www.bigsurcalifornia.org for current road and camping conditions. bigsurcalifornia.org/highway_conditions. It's wise to make camping reservations ASAP.

To get to Big Sur you'll need to drive south on Calif. Hwy. One from Monterey and Carmel north of Big Sur. You cannot drive on Hwy. One all the way from Carmel to Cambria because of the massive Mud Creek landslide area road reconstruction which probably will continue until late summer in 2018.



Kirk Creek campground situated on a cliff side terrace overlooking the Pacific Ocean is sprctacular! If you can get a reservation plan to there a day or longer.



Hope you have a great time!
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Re: Visiting Big Sur - Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge has reopened

Postby Solstice » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:55 am

Thanks much for the info. Always best to touch base with someone who actually knows the area. We will definitely make some reservations ASAP!
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Re: Visiting Big Sur - Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge has reopened

Postby Solstice » Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:32 am

Got very lucky and was able to snag 2 nights on the bluff at Kirk Creek! Thanks again for the advice!!!
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Re: Visiting Big Sur - Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge has reopened

Postby Esteban » Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:35 pm

Solstice wrote:Got very lucky and was able to snag 2 nights on the bluff at Kirk Creek! Thanks again for the advice!!!

Congratulations on snagging a Kirk Creek campsite!

The Big Sur Guide can help you plan your visit: http://www.bigsurcalifornia.org/pdf/big ... 016-17.pdf
The bigsurvisitorguide.com has very useful information, maps, and helpful links to many other Big Sur area websites.

If you want to explore the southern Big Sur area for another day, or more, you may enjoy camping at Paskett Creek campground, on the inland side of Hwy. 1. You can walk to beautiful Sand Dollar Beach from there.


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Re: Visiting Big Sur - Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge has reopened

Postby Solstice » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:57 pm

Reserved Plaskett Creek before I saw your recommendation. Sounds like i got lucky! California State Parks reservations not quite so easy but finally got something at Sunset Beach Campground.

Thanks for all your help! Looking forward to getting out of the rain for a while.
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Highway 1 to Big Sur now expected to reopen by late July!

Postby Esteban » Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:23 pm

Highway One from San Luis Obispo County north to Big Sur may reopen by late July!
Highway 1 to Big Sur will reopen far earlier than expected, Caltrans announces
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Highway 1 to Big Sur is expected to reopen by July 20, 2018

Postby Esteban » Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:12 pm

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