More Highway One bad news? 6/27/18

6/28 UPDATE: I checked with Cal Trans re this, and as a reader noted below in the comments, this is not new. CT replied:

”Yes, the bridge is fine.  It’s the Dolan Creek Bridge and it’s been like that for quite a while.  It has been inspected numerous times.  Heath said that the bridge crew checked it not too long ago.  It was apparently a newer CHP officer that noticed it, but I’m glad he’s looking for those kinds of things.

I can only hope this is found to be nothing, although it sounds potentially disastrous. (thanks for pointing this out, Jeff Mallory)

incident: 00193 Type: Request CalTrans Notify
Location: 3160 MM1 Loc Desc: SR1 X DOLAN CREEK BRIDGE
Lat/Lon: 36.111418 -121.627833
Detail Information
3:06 PM 3 [6] [Notification] [CHP]-CAL TRANS ENRT, 20 MIN ETA
2:45 PM 2 [2] 1039 CT
2:42 PM 1 [1] CT SUPERVISOR TO RESPOND TO DOLAN CREEK BRIDGE MM 31.6 // NOTICIABLE SAG IN SB LANE NORTHERN MOST PART OF BRIDGE

Park Management as the USFS steward on the South Coast of Big Sur

While the lack of bathrooms on the entire Big Sur Coast is a huge problem, Park Management, who manages several of them, has locked them up, and is no longer providing access, creating a huge health issue as well as a disgusting experience.

Xasauan Today https://xasauantoday.com/ covered this issue just a few days ago. Today, Gail D and Lisa G sent me these three photos of conditions at Mill Creek, one of 3 public bathrooms on the South Coast outside of the campgrounds. The fourth photo is of Willow Creek, and looks to be the same location in Xasauan Today’s shot. Sand Dollar Beach has had its gates closed and locked, so I cannot get in to check the bathrooms there.

Gail D has contacted Jeff Benson, recreation officer of the Monterey District, but not received a reply. Anni Agren has contacted Tim Short, District Ranger of the Monterey District, but he is out of town until next week. I have sent these photo on to Tim Short as well as to Merv George, who is the Acting Supervisor of the Los Padres National Forest and have sent both these four photos.

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