US 99 – Golden State Avenue – Garces Circle: Business SR-99 – Bakersfield

Historical Tour of old US 99

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Golden State Avenue – Garces Circle: Business SR-99 – Bakersfield

Garces Circle in the late 1930's.
Garces Circle in the late 1930’s.
Chester Avenue Overcrossing. Built in 1957 to alleviate the traffic problem at Garces Circle. The statue of Garces had to be moved to accommodate the bridge. It now sits on the south side of the circle.
Chester Avenue Overcrossing. Built in 1957 to alleviate the traffic problem at Garces Circle. The statue of Garces had to be moved to accommodate the bridge. It now sits on the south side of the circle.
Overhead sign at the Chester Avenue Overcrossing. Older sign. Mid-60's.
Overhead sign at the Chester Avenue Overcrossing. Older sign. Mid-60’s.
Closeup of overhead at Garces Circle
Closeup of overhead at Garces Circle

At Garces Circle, the old and new alignments of US 99 crossed each other. The pre-1934 alignment followed Chester Avenue through here. Just south of this location, US 99 met State 178, the road to Kern Canyon and Walker Pass.

Go North on US 99 / West on US 466 to Delano / Paso Robles

Go South on US 99 / East on US 466 to Los Angeles / Barstow

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