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Demolition Work Set To Start On Some South Coast Highway Bridges Damaged By January Flooding

(Photo courtesy Caltrans)
The Highway 192/Montecito Creek bridge is one of four scheduled for demolition, and replacement in the wake of the massive January 9th storm which caused destructive debris flows in the area

Demolition work is set to start next week on four Santa Barbara County bridges heavily damaged by the deadly January 9th storm which hit the region.

All of the bridges are on Highway 192 between Carpinteria and Santa Barbara.  Caltrans officials say demolition work will start Monday on the Toro Canyon Bridge, followed by the Romero Canyon Creek, Arroyo Paredon, and Montecito Creek Bridges. 

The demolition and replacement of the four bridges is expected to cost about $30 million dollars.  Caltrans has accelerated design work on the bridges to try to get construction going as soon as possible,

Two other damaged Highway 192 bridges are being repaired.