Potential 'structural deficiencies' close Paso Robles area bridge

Bridge on River Road at Huerhuero creek shutdown
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Posted at 6:06 PM, Aug 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-02 21:08:11-04

A San Luis Obispo County bridge is closed until further notice due to the discovery of 'structural deficiencies,' according to SLO County Public Works.

River Road at Huerhuero creek in Paso Robles between Welllsona Road and Paso Robles city limits is now restricted to local traffic only.

Public Works announced Friday a Caltrans bridge inspector determined the southerly bridge of the twin bridges at Huerhuero Creek needs an additional inspection due to potential structural deficiencies. Once the new inspections are complete, recommendations for repairs may be issued.

Road closure advisory signs are posted at Cross Canyons Road, Wellsona Road, and River Oaks Drive.

Drivers can use Highway 101 or Airport Road as an alternate route.

The twin bridges on River Road are among 137 federal highway bridges in San Luis Obispo County for which Caltrans provides inspection and recommendation of repairs.