San Dieguito Lagoon bridge repair starts July 27


The North County Transit District will begin work on Monday, July 27, to repair “Railroad Bridge 243.0,” a timber train trestle that crosses the San Dieguito Lagoon and is next to the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

The work generally involves excavating portions of the channel and backfilling it with larger rocks (riprap) in order to armor the bottom of the channel surrounding the bridge pilings. Once the riprap has been installed, native sand and silt will be used to cover the rocks and empty spaces.

The project is expected to be completed towards the end of 2015. Rail traffic will continue as normally scheduled during the construction. Jimmy Durante Boulevard and San Dieguito Drive will experience intermittent increased construction traffic.

A pedestrian trail near the south end of the bridge will be temporarily closed during construction.

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