MENDOCINO Co., 4/5/17 — This winter’s storms have wreaked havoc on roads throughout the North Coast, with landslides and sinkholes cutting off more remote residents from town or changing an hour long commute into a day long trip. Many of the more remote rural roads in the county have not yet been fully repaired, but on March 10, the Mendocino County Department completed the installation of a temporary “Bailey bridge” to cover the 60 foot gap on Orr Springs Road that opened up in early February.
The road will still require permanent repairs, but for now, you can drive over Orr Springs Road from Ukiah to the coast thanks to the temporary bridge. We’ve made a short video posted below so you can see the bridge, and for more details about its installation, read our coverage here.
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