Clarification – Bridge Completion Date

Just to be clear, the date was changed AFTER I uploaded my initial map and completion date to the new one of 9/30/17. I felt it better to repost this updated completion date, again, in case anyone missed my comment on the last post which made this clarification.

Susana says: “… we have a new target date for the new Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge to allow “public access” (not necessarily fully completed) of six months—taking us to “mid-to-late” September.” Not sure what this means, but I suppose it is possible that there could be one-lane flagging traffic by then.


Pfeiffer Trail Update

Pfeiffer Trail Information 3/27/17

The Pfeiffer access trail is complete and open for use.

The trail will be open from a half hour before sunrise and a half hour after sunset. Use of the trail is limited to local residents, school children and service workers who work in businesses south of the demolished Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge.

State Parks is issuing waivers and passes to use the trail. Those needing a pass can get one at the Big Sur Multi Agency Facility which is open daily from 9 am to 4 pm. Businesses can send a list of their employees to State Parks, which will provide signed passes and waivers which can be filled out at the worksite and sent back. Employers can email their list of employees to

To make it easier for those on the south side of the bridge, State Parks will be on hand at the Big Sur Deli this week to issue passes. Here are the times, please share widely:

Tuesday, March 28th 1-5pm
Wednesday, March 29th 7-11 am

Those signing up for waivers or passes at the Deli or at the MAF need to be sure to bring valid ID.

Brent Marshall, Martha Karstens, Gerry Malais – Unified Command