US 6 – Placerita Canyon Road

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Aerial view of the Placerita Canyon / Sierra Highway junction in 1963. Sierra Highway is the north/south road. Placerita Canyon Road runs beneath the bridge in center. The connector to SB Sierra Highway is partially visible today in the SW corner of the modern intersection.
Aerial view of the Placerita Canyon / Sierra Highway junction in 1963. Sierra Highway is the north/south road. Placerita Canyon Road runs beneath the bridge in center. The connector to SB Sierra Highway is partially visible today in the SW corner of the modern intersection.
Looking north towards the Placerita Canyon Road intersection.
Looking north towards the Placerita Canyon Road intersection.
Placerita Canyon Road intersection in 1981.
Placerita Canyon Road intersection in 1981.
View of the SB connector to Sierra Highway from Placerita Canyon Road.
View of the SB connector to Sierra Highway from Placerita Canyon Road.
View of the old bridge site from Placerita Canyon Road. The bridge used to exist between the two poles.
View of the old bridge site from Placerita Canyon Road. The bridge used to exist between the two poles.

In 1938, Sierra Highway was built through here. A bridge had to be built over Placerita Canyon and Road.  Connector roads extending from Placerita Canyon Road were built to allow traffic access to Placerita Canyon. In 1968, the bridge was eliminated and the highway was widened. Very little remains of the original roadways around here. In 1972, the Antelope Valley Freeway was opened bypassing Sierra Highway.

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