To anyone out there planning a trip up/down the coast along Big Sur: plan ahead. Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge on Highway 1 cracked and continues to sink and deteriorate, leaving the bridge inaccessible for travelers wanting to take a trip along the coast. The road is only open on certain hours on the weekends to allow for supplies and locals.

State Route 1 is now closed between Ragged Pt. (SLO 72.87) and Pfeiffer Cyn Bridge(PM 45.5)

Motorists may travel north on State Route 1 from Cambria to Ragged Point (SLO PM 72.87) or south from Carmel to Pfeiffer Cyn. Bridge (PM 45.5)

The roadway is not passable between Ragged Pt (SLO 72.87)and Dolan Pt (PM 29.70)

Update on February 23 from Mercury News

If you already planned a trip, take highway 101 between Monterey and Cambria. Highway 46 connects Highway 1 and 101 near San Simeon (Hearst Castle location).

Here’s an alternative route if you don’t want to get on Highway 101






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