Virtual Tour of the Ridge Route
Ridge Route – Swede’s Cut and Serpentine Drive
Swede’s Cut is the largest cut on the entire Ridge Route and was completed in mid-1915. It is 110 feet deep and very narrow. This was done to save money but turned out to be a big problem as the rock here does not hold up. The cut was dug using a steam shovels and horse-drawn scrapers.
Go North on the Ridge Route to Gorman
Go South on the Ridge Route to Castaic
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