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Landslide report: The price tag for rebuilding Paseo del Mar

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Workmen are shown at the site of a slow-moving landslide on Paseo del Mar in San Pedro.

It will cost tens of millions of dollars to rebuild a section of ocean cliff road in San Pedro that slid and collapsed after a storm last year, according to an engineering report released this week.

Rebuilding the 170-foot section of Paseo del Mar could cost anywhere from $4 million for regrading to $62 million if a bridge is built. Stabilizing the cliff site will cost about $7 million, according to the LA Department of Public Works Bureau of Engineering White Point Landslide report.

Erosion caused by waves, rain, irrigation water and residential development were cited as contributing factors. The study also noted that no significant earth movement has occurred since the collapse.

Last year, what was initially thought to be a sinkhole, turned out to be a large-scale landslide. A 900-foot stretch of Paseo del Mar (between Weymouth and Western) was closed last September

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