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1983 - Big Sur, California Landslide

Rare aerial footage of the 1983 Big Sur landslide. Taped on portable 3/4" videotape by Kelly Nigro.


In March of 1983, there was a massive landslide just north of the park entrance to Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Highway 1 was closed for almost a year for reconstruction. Eight million cubic yards of dirt and rock were pushed into the ocean below the road to stabilize the cliffs. I shot this video during this construction.


2014 LA Times Article


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Taken circa 1983