Virtual Tour of US 99
US 99 / Ridge Route – Ft. Tejon / El Tejon School
Ft. Tejon was built in 1854 and was shut down in 1863. It was damaged in 1952 by the Arvin-Tehachapi earthquake. The Ridge Route was built through here in 1915 and paved in 1919. Later, the roadway, then as US 99, was realigned in 1932/33 to a similar course as I-5 today. In 1946, it was upgraded to four lanes and finally in 1960, upgraded again as I-5.
Go North on US 99 and the Ridge Route to Bakersfield
Go South on US 99 to Los Angeles
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