Cal Trans occupies Bixby Bridge today, 10/30/18

Here are some photos Nadine Clark took this am, 10/31/18 at the bridge:


And here is one by Ken Ekelund:



When I drove by today around 12:30 or so, Cal Trans completely blocked off and/or occupied ALL parking places near the bridge, even on the north bound side, all the way around the corner. They also blocked off OCR completely for parking/gawking/stopping. I was driving my huge new Sprinter van by myself, so no way to get photos without stopping in the middle of the road like a tourist. So I didn’t. But if any of you local passengers got a shot, please ship it off to me. You know all my addresses…

I guess after Lisa Krieger’s article last Friday, then the Big Sur Multi-Agency Advisrory Council meeting the same day, I guess they heard us.

Also at the Big Sur Multi-Agency Advisory Council meeting, Cal Trans announced that if they get an extreme weather advisory from NOAA, they would be locking the gates on both sides of Paul’s Slide and Mud Creek.They haven’t said anything yet, but I’m betting if there is an extreme event, Gray Slip may let go, too. Might not even take an extreme event.  Suzana promised me an official announcement by tomorrow re this gating.

~ by bigsurkate on October 30, 2018.

8 Responses to “Cal Trans occupies Bixby Bridge today, 10/30/18”

  1. Winter is coming! So should the CHP!


  2. Interesting – I wonder how long they will be blocking the area?

    Enjoy your Sprinter van. I had one for about 8 years, used it for camping. Really enjoyed it. Drives so easy for a big van.


  3. Oh, cr@**e!! Good thing I still have blankets, sleeping bag, pillows in my car. Need to load clothes, toiletries soon….


  4. Good idea, Suzi…


  5. It’s being blocked off for traffic control for the next two days for bridge work. It will return to normal Wednesday afternoon.


  6. Thanks, Heath. It sure is nice!


  7. BSK: SLO/KT: “Caltrans will close Hwy. 1 at Big Sur slide locations ahead of winter storms”


  8. Yes, Kathe found out about this from me, and I have mine scheduled for tomorrow. I was busy and tired today.


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