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Old Hwy 58 Salinas River Bridge


Salinas River Bridge in 1968

Photo taken by Caltrans in 1968


BH Photo #309365



The Salinas River Bridge (49 0106Y, formerly 49 0106), built in 1914, is a Parker through-truss bridge with a concrete deck and steel lattice railings. The bridge is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places at the local level of significance under Criterion A because it served as a locally important crossing for more than 80 years, and under Criterion C as an excellent example in the region of a Parker through-truss bridge. The period of significance is 1914. Replaced in 1997 by bridge 49 0237, this 1914 bridge now serves as a bike and pedestrian bridge.


Parker through truss bridge over Salinas River on Old Highway 58
San Luis Obispo County, California
Open to bicycles and pedestrians only
Future prospects
Determined eligible in the 1985 Caltrans Historic Truss Bridges in California Thematic Resources Survey; it has not been re-evaluated since.
Built 1914
Parker through truss
Length of largest span: 160.1 ft.
Total length: 163.1 ft.
Deck width: 16.4 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Old Highway 58 Salinas River Bridge
Old California Highway 58 Salinas River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.40850, -120.56716   (decimal degrees)
35°24'31" N, 120°34'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/720913/3921064 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Santa Margarita
Inventory numbers
CA 49 0106Y (California bridge number)
CA 49-106 (California bridge number)
CA 49 0106 (California bridge number)
BH 64341 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 8, 2018: New photos from Daniel
  • December 7, 2018: New Street View added by Luke
  • December 7, 2018: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • December 1, 2014: New Street View added by Dallam Oliver-Lee



Old Hwy 58 Salinas River Bridge
Posted December 8, 2018, by Daniel

sorry for my bike in the way in all these pics, but I realized there were no recent images of it so I dug some up that I'd taken this year and a couple years ago. don't have any without the bike.