Santa Monica / San Bernardino / Redlands Freeway
Runs from SR-1 in Santa Monica east to Blythe and ends in Jacksonville, Florida
The Route 10 freeway goes through some of the most heavily populated areas of Los Angeles and its suburbs. The 10 freeway has carried many other numbers and names throughout its long history. In the days of US Highways, the San Bernardino Freeway carried US 60, US 70, and US 99. The Santa Monica Freeway was known as the Olympic Freeway until 1955 (after Olympic Boulevard). The San Bernardino was known as the Ramona Freeway, the Ramona Parkway, and further back Ramona Boulevard east of the Los Angeles River.
1953 view of the I-10 / State 111 junction (then US 60/70/99 and State 111). Current interchange is to the north of this location.
Instead of Phoenix, we get “other Desert Cities”, referring to towns along the 10 corridor instead of the 111.
1950’s postcard showing the old western Banning exit and signage. This was located about half way between the 22nd St and 8th St exits.
Approaching the 60 in Beaumont.
A rare diagrammatic sign at the 60 split.
Signage on I-10 at the east end of the 60. Note the US shield sticking out from under the State 60 shield.
Signage from 1960 at the “Crossroads Interchange” – now I-10 and I-215.
View of the San Bernardino Freeway near Holt Avenue, after leaving the Kellogg Hills. Looking west.
New exit numbers at Vincent Avenue.
Remains of the original westbound Rivergrade Road exit from I-10. The bridge now passes over the I-605 southbound ramps.
Eastbound sign along the San Bernardino Freeway. Note the exit numbers and the ONLY tab.
Route 110 and I-10 interchange. Route 110 runs left to right, I-10 runs top to bottom. North is to the left. Photo Courtesy – Caltrans.
10 East near Vermont. This section has outer lanes, which was a new concept in 1962 when this freeway opened.
10 east at the 405
West end of I-10 approaching Lincoln Blvd. The next overpass marks the official end of I-10 and Route 10. SR-1 takes over the freeway until the freeway’s end at the McClure Tunnel.
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