Last winter, a series of storms caused a landslide off the coast of Big Sur, destroying a section of Highway 1 and Pfeiffer Bridge.

Although Pfieffer Bridge was reopened in Oct. 2017, the portion of Highway 1 at Mud Creek was closed until Wednesday morning when it reopened at 9:45 a.m. This marks the first time that the road has opened in 16 months, as reported by the Los Angeles Times.

Ariel image of the new and improved, Highway 1. Photo: Courtesy of Big Sur Information

According to San Fransisco Chronicle, The new road extends 250 feet west of the original road and is built to last as it consists of two 12-foot lanes with shoulders that are 4-6 feet wide. The soil is fortified with heavy-duty fabric to maximize its strength.

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