US 99 – Golden State Avenue – Kern River: Business SR-99 – Bakersfield

Historical Tour of old US 99

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 Golden State Avenue – Kern River: Business SR-99 – Bakersfield

Kern River Bridge - Side view
Kern River Bridge – Side view
Close up of railing
Close up of railing

US 99 crossed the Kern River originally at a point about 1 mile east of the current crossing. These bridges were initially constructed in 1933 with three lanes and were widened to four lanes in 1954. The metal pipe railing is the same as the original 1933 railing.

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