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Caltrans to replace unstable Alamo Pintado Creek Pedestrian Bridge in Los Olivos

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Posted at 3:56 PM, Jun 27, 2023

Caltrans is reconstructing the Alamo Pintado Creek Pedestrian Bridge in Los Olivos in Santa Barbra County after reports found it unstable.

The bridge is used by pedestrian, bicyclists and equestrians. It sits at mile R2.6 on the south side of State Route 154.

A Bridge Needs Report in March 2012, following an inspection in September 2011, found the creek has worn down the pile and pier over time, causing settlement in the bridge deck. The bridge is starting to sink slowly at the supports and cannot sufficiently support vertical loads.

Caltrans says the bridge being replaced was built in 1912 and when the new structure was built in 1971, the state received pushback from local citizens to preserve the 1912 structure.

The project will add rock slope protection to prevent erosion to the channel banks.

Construction began this April and is estimated to be completed in October.

The construction is estimated to cost $3,800,000 and federal and state funding will be determined by California Transportation Commission allocation.