ISO­LATED PART OF CAL­I­FOR­NIA’S BIG SUR OPENS TO PUB­LIC AGAIN

The Denver Post - - NEWS - The As­so­ci­ated Press

A por­tion of Big Sur that has been cut off since Fe­bru­ary by a col­lapsed bridge and a mas­sive land­slide is ac­ces­si­ble again.

A pub­lic hik­ing trail that links vis­i­tors to pop­u­lar tourist at­trac­tions in south Big Sur opened Satur­day.

A daily shut­tle takes vis­i­tors to the half-mile trail, which ini­tially was built for lo­cals to cir­cum­vent the Pfeif­fer Canyon Bridge af­ter it was badly dam­aged by win­ter storms and had to be de­mol­ished.

It was nar­row, rugged and slip­pery. But re­cent up­grades to make the trail safer now al­low vis­i­tors to reach the iso­lated stretch of Big Sur.

Kirk Gafill, the pres­i­dent of the Big Sur Cham­ber of Com­merce, es­ti­mates the area has been los­ing $300,000 in rev­enues ev­ery day. ●●●

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