US 6 – Mojave

Through the Mojave Desert

6_smallMojave – Jct. US 466
El. 2756′

Mojave has been a major stop since the days of the Twenty Mule trains. US 6 met US 466 here. Now SR-14 and SR-58 join here. This town was finally bypassed by SR-58 in late 2003. State Highway 14 still runs along the main road in town. Mojave also marks the northern terminus of Sierra Highway street name and is the beginning of the next name for old US 6 – the Midland Trail.

Map of the Mojave area from 1963. US 466 is now SR-58.
Map of the Mojave area from 1963. US 466 is now SR-58.
Map from 1985 - Showing the current numbers.
Map from 1985 – Showing the current numbers.
Looking south over the South Mojave Overhead. Originally built in 1972, a second bridge for southbound traffic was added in 1990.
Looking south over the South Mojave Overhead. Originally built in 1972, a second bridge for southbound traffic was added in 1990.
Looking north at the southern junction of SR-58 (old US 466). This intersection was originally channelized in the late 1950's.
Looking north at the southern junction of SR-58 (old US 466). This intersection was originally channelized in the late 1950’s.
Looking north through the main part of Mojave.
Looking north through the main part of Mojave.
1958 view of the northern US 6 and US 466 junction. US 6 is heading to the right.
1958 view of the northern US 6 and US 466 junction. US 6 is heading to the right.
Looking north at the northern junction of SR-58 (old US 466). This intersection has changed little since the days of the US highways. It was moved slightly to the north of the old intersection which existed right behind the overhead sign in the background. The sign reads : Bakersfield SR-58, Bishop-Reno SR-14.
Looking north at the northern junction of SR-58 (old US 466). This intersection has changed little since the days of the US highways. It was moved slightly to the north of the old intersection which existed right behind the overhead sign in the background. The sign reads : Bakersfield SR-58, Bishop-Reno SR-14.
SR-14 just north of Mojave. This is the first Grand Army sign since Palmdale.
SR-14 just north of Mojave. This is the first Grand Army sign since Palmdale.

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