Montecito Creek Bridge Opens Friday
Ribbon cutting of Montecito Creek Bridge on Friday (Photo: John Palminteri / KEYT
Caltrans will open the Montecito Creek Bridge on Friday, Nov. 22 at approximately 1 pm. This bridge was one of six bridges along State Route 192 which were damaged in the Montecito Debris Flow in January of 2018.
“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.
Caltrans will perform additional work over the next several months at the Montecito Creek Bridge which is expected to remain open to the public. Work will also continue at the Toro Creek Bridge to complete the final widening and overlay to allow for two-way traffic at this location. All bridges will receive bicycle railing upon arrival.
The completion of this bridge follows the rebuilding and repair of five other bridges along the corridor this year.
The Arroyo Paredon Creek Bridge was completed in May, the Romero Canyon and Toro Canyon Bridges were opened in January and the San Ysidro Creek Bridge was completed in April.
The contractor for this $20 million project to restore five of the bridges was Security Paving of Sylmar, CA. Lash Construction of Santa Barbara was the contractor for the $10 million replacement of the Arroyo Paredon Bridge.
Left: Montecito Creek Bridge in November 2019, Right: Bridge in August 2018