Castro Bridge Report
SMI conducted an inspection of Br 44 0035 Castro Canyon (05-Mon-001-43.12) [ed note: MM 43.12 is near Deetjen’s] on February 22 in response to reports of a slide near Abutment 1 on February 20.
ABMEs Nick Semander and Justin Alamares found no bridge damage and only minor damage to the crib wall retaining the southerly approach roadway. The crib wall damage does not affect the approach fill at this time. The slide wiped out the southern approach MBGR and knocked a couple of pieces of the PCC cribbing from the top of the crib wall as shown in the attached photographs. (There were no photos attached.)
Nick reported that access to the site from the North was facilitated by a local landowner who met and assisted our team in getting to the bridge over private property with their private vehicles. Please extend our appreciation and thanks to the local community for being so helpful and supportive.
Please let me know of you have any questions.
EROL C. KASLAN, P.E.
Chief, Structure Investigations – North
Caltrans Division of Maintenance
Structure Maintenance and Investigations