Santa Clara River Bridge (53-0423 R/L) and Solamint Overhead (53-0422 R/L)
This crossing has changed only slightly since this road was built. Before 1968, this road was still three lanes south of here. In 1968, it was widened to four lanes. In the mid-1990’s, Sierra Highway was restriped to six lanes through this area. As of 2017, both bridges are slated to be either replaced or heavily modified in the near future.
At the Solamint Overhead, the roadways “switched”. Northbound Sierra Highway retained the 1938 span and the 1968 bridge was used for southbound traffic. In the mid-2000’s, the 1938 span was replaced as it was damaged in the 1994 earthquake.