Caltrans officials say a new version of one of the bridges destroyed or damaged by the January 2018 Montecito debris flow is going to reopen Friday afternoon. The Montecito Creek Bridge is set to open. Work is still underway on the project, but enough work is complete that it can be used.
The deadly debris flow which killed 23 people, and destroyed or damaged hundreds of homes also closed six bridges on Highway 192.
When the Montecito Creek Bridge reopens, it means all six of the bridges will be back in operation. Some work is also continuing on the Toro Creek Bridge, but it’s been in useable condition for some time.