New Limekiln Bridge plans & info

Because these plans are dated June 2015, we can’t be 100% certain they are the latest version. It still should give you an idea of the purpose and scope of the project and the fact that only during the abutment transistion times will it require one-way signaling. Construction timeline is estimated between Summer 2025 to Winter 2028. My mystery map maker gets the credit for the find and compilation of this information. Thank you!

If you click on the images below, they should expand. A full PDF version with additional plans can be found here: Limekiln Creek Bridge Replacement Plans. The Complete Bridge Replacement Project Study Report can be found here.  The list of Projects In Development for Highway 1 (from Hwy. 46 to Carmel River) is here.

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7 thoughts on “New Limekiln Bridge plans & info

  1. Hi Kate: The existing bridge will remain open to traffic while the new bridge is being built so no need for temporary signals during that time period. They will however be needed when we tie back into the existing highway at the north and south ends of the project. We can go into greater detail at the open house next Tuesday. Thanks! Ken

  2. Why wasn’t the bridge built better in the first place?…or did I miss that? I remember when it was being built…


  3. Howard – this bridge was built in 1935 of concrete and reinforced steel. If you remember it being built, perhaps you are remembering when it was reinforced? I have been unable to find a date for “rebuilding” the bridge.The salt air and significant fog made it deteriorate faster than anticipated. Do not forward, please

  4. we ( almost ) all learn as we progress, this is that. nowadays most re-bar ( for big-ass expensive projects ) is epoxy-coated for precisely this reason, to reduce salt corrosion. heck this bridge has it’s toes in the ocean, I’d bet there was capillary-attraction of sea water in action which accelerated the demise. Frank Lloyd Wrights famous design ‘Falling Water’ suffered similar design/manufacturing defect ( oh, look, toes in the water again ).

    fwiw this is the system working pretty well, folks. regularly scheduled bridge inspection found the issue and the repair/replacement is on track with abundant public info/input and no shutdown. I salute CalTans, they kick ass keeping Highway 1 working.

  5. I agree, Richard. Good job, Cat Trans. Rather this, planned, noticed, and all, then an unplanned collapse as with Pfeiffer Bridge. We are also fortunate to have Ken D as the project manager. He was the PM on the Rocky Creek viaduct project, and was VERY cognizant of the local population and kept us well informed.

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