Caltrans officials hosted an informal public meeting in Los Olivos Monday night to get public input on a plan to demolish a century-old road bridge and now a popular pedestrian and equestrian bridge over Alamo Pintado Creek between Foxen Canyon Road and Railway Avenue along Highway 154.
Caltrans says the old bridge is sinking into Alamo Pintado Creek and is no longer structurally sound and safe for public crossings.
Local residents say its a vital link for pedestrians and equestrians looking to go back and forth into town without having to use the busy Highway 154 or neighboring surface streets.
Caltrans says its in the early fact-finding stage and is seeking public input on the proposed demolition which is estimated to cost about $900,000 with completion by 2020.
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