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North County bridge closed indefinitely after Caltrans finds it unsafe

Soar above one of the most dangerous intersections in SLO County

The Wellsona Road and Highway 101 intersection in Paso Robles, California, has seen about 20 car crashes since 2011, and seven were fatal. Caltrans plans to put an underpass just south of the intersection.
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The Wellsona Road and Highway 101 intersection in Paso Robles, California, has seen about 20 car crashes since 2011, and seven were fatal. Caltrans plans to put an underpass just south of the intersection.

A North County bridge has been determined unsafe for motorists and closed indefinitely.

Caltrans identified “potential structural deficiencies” on the southern bridge of twin bridges at Huerhuero Creek on River Road in Paso Robles, according to a news release.

Caltrans will do a a more thorough inspection of the bridge while it is closed and offer recommendations for repairs.

River Road is also closed 1.5 miles south of Wellsona Road until further notice. The rest of the road will be open to local traffic only.

Road closure advisory signs are posted at Cross Canyons Road, Wellsona Road and River Oaks Drive.

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