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Caltrans to open final bridge damaged in Montecito mudslides

Posted at 8:27 AM, Nov 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-22 11:27:18-05

Caltrans is opening the final bridge damaged in the 2018 Montecito mud slides.

The opening of the Montecito Creek Bridge off Highway 192 is expected to happen around 1 p.m. Friday.

"I am very pleased that we can bring a small sense of normalcy to a community still healing from this natural disaster," said Caltrans District 5 Director Tim Gubbins in a press release.

Caltrans says crews will continue to work on the bridge over the next several months but it is expected to stay open.

In all, it cost about $30 to restore the six bridges.