Virtual Tour of US 99
Santa Clara River Bridge
This bridge was completed June 13, 1928 at a cost of about $200,000 in 1928 dollars. It has remained unchanged since then other than the different railing on the west side. The structure consists of steel girders supported by concrete pilings. Underneath the bridge, it looks identical to the 1932 side of the Piru Creek Bridge. This bridge will be replaced however in the near future by a wider bridge. The old bridge, for the Ridge Route, was washed out when the St. Francis Dam broke on March 13, 1928. A temporary structure was built in the interim while the new bridge was under construction.
Go North on US 99 / West SR-126 to Bakersfield / Ventura
Go South on US 99 / East SR-126 to Bakersfield / Ventura
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