SR-72: Whittier Blvd

ca_72_small Whittier Blvd
Runs from Atlantic Blvd in Montebello to State 39 (Beach Blvd) near La Habra

State 72 is the old alignment of US 101 through Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Originally, it ran to Harbor Blvd, heading south along Harbor to Anaheim Blvd (formerly Los Angeles Road) to I-5 in Anaheim. It was shortened in the 1970’s.

SR-72 shield just west of Rosemead Blvd (SR-19)
SR-72 shield just west of Rosemead Blvd (SR-19)
View northbound of the 1927 concrete still in great shape. The concrete was paved over with asphalt around 2005. Located in Whittier about 3/4 mile south of I-605. Photo Courtesy - Caltrans.
View northbound of the 1927 concrete still in great shape. The concrete was paved over with asphalt around 2005. Located in Whittier about 3/4 mile south of I-605. Photo Courtesy – Caltrans.
Crossing the Rio Hondo. This bridge is a pony-truss style built in 1922 and doubled in 1929. This shows the 1922 span.
Crossing the Rio Hondo. This bridge is a pony-truss style built in 1922 and doubled in 1929. This shows the 1922 span.
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