SR-163: Cabrillo Freeway / Escondido Freeway

SR-163
Cabrillo Freeway / Escondido Freeway
Runs from Ash Street in downtown San Diego to I-15 in Miramar

Built as US 395, the Cabrillo Freeway is the oldest freeway in San Diego. The first section opened in 1947 through Balboa Park.

End signage at Ash Street in Downtown San Diego.
End signage at Ash Street in Downtown San Diego.
I-5 and State 163 (then US 101 and US 395) Interchange in the late 1960's.
I-5 and State 163 (then US 101 and US 395) Interchange in the late 1960’s. Courtesy –  Caltrans
Laurel Street Bridge, built in 1915.
Laurel Street Bridge, built in 1915.
1960 view of the Cabrillo Freeway looking north from the Laurel Street Bridge.
1960 view of the Cabrillo Freeway looking north from the Laurel Street Bridge.
2013 view, also taken from the Laurel Street Bridge.
2013 view, also taken from the Laurel Street Bridge.
Richmond St Onramp Bridge built in 1947, no longer in use.
Richmond St Onramp Bridge built in 1947, no longer in use.
cabrillo-fwy-north-robinson
Looking north from University Ave toward Washington St.
1960 view of the 163 / 8 interchange. At the time, it would have been US 395 and US 80.
1960 view of the 163 / 8 interchange. At the time, it would have been US 395 and US 80.
Northbound at the 805
Signage showing a missing exit. This most likely would have shown some of the exits from Kearny Villa Road prior to 1983.
Signage showing a missing exit. This most likely would have shown some of the exits from Kearny Villa Road prior to 1983.
Northern end of 163 at the 15.
Northern end of 163 at the 15.
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