Historical Tour of US 99
State Road – Minkler UP – Bakersfield
Old US 99 crossed under a branch of the Santa Fe Railroad here at the Minkler UP. The structure was built in 1933 to accommodate three lanes of traffic, though today only has two lanes passing beneath.
In 1948, as a part of the upgrade in the area to four lanes and partial freeway, the original Minkler UP was bypassed using the current SR-99 freeway alignment. This new structure (50-0049) was later widened in 1963.
Go North on US 99 to Delano
Go South on US 99 to Bakersfield
Go to the US 99 Introduction Page