US 99 – Piru Creek Bridge

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Piru Creek Bridge

Looking north over the Piru Creek Bridge.
Looking north over the Piru Creek Bridge.
Date stamp on the 1932 side.
Date stamp on the 1932 side.
Underneath the bridge on the 1932 side.
Underneath the bridge on the 1932 side.
1951 to the left, 1932 to the right.
1951 to the left, 1932 to the right.
1951 railing and stamp.
1951 railing and stamp.
Detail of 1951 date stamp on the southbound side.
Detail of 1951 date stamp on the southbound side.
Old roadside rest from the 50's next to the bridge.
Old southbound roadside rest from the 50’s next to the bridge.
Southbound Roadside Rest and the Piru Creek Bridge. Former water fountain is visible in the foreground.
Southbound Roadside Rest and the Piru Creek Bridge. Former water fountain is visible in the foreground.
Piru Creek Bridge viewed from I-5 in 2006.
Piru Creek Bridge viewed from I-5 in 2006.

This bridge is one of the last remaining bridges on old US 99 over the mountains. This is also one of the more interesting bridges along US 99. Half of this bridge, the right side, was built in 1932 with three lanes. The left side of the bridge was added in 1951, bringing the total width to four lanes plus shoulders and a center divider. The guardrails are different on each side of the bridge. On the right side, they are wooden and on the left side, they are metal. This section, from the Piru Creek Bridge to just beyond Pyramid Rock, was the one of the last segments of US 99 to be upgraded to four lanes. It was also one of the toughest as it required a lot of blasting of tough rock and the realignment of Piru Creek.

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