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SSF Centennial Trail - Cut Stone Bridge


View Of West Headwall And Wing Wall, Facing Southeast

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #225014


The Cut Stone Bridge is significant in engineering history. It is eligible for the National Register under Criteria A and C, due to its age, associations, rarity and distinctiveness. It is an important example of California building practices in the 1860s. The bridge is associated with the construction and operation of the San Francisco-San Jose railroad, a key event in the history of this section of northern California. The structure's construction, the materials used, its plan, architectural style, proportion and form are typical of the period. The basis of its historic significance is that it is one of few bridge structures that remain dating from the period. The bridge is considered to be of local significance.

-- Historic American Engineering Record


Stone culvert bridge over Runoff Channel on Centennial Trail (Former Southern Pacific Railroad)
South San Francisco, San Mateo County, California
Open to pedestrians
Built 1863
- O.H. Rand (Builder)
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
Stone culvert
Also called
SP - Cut Stone Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.64610, -122.42176   (decimal degrees)
37°38'46" N, 122°25'18" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/551011/4166707 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
San Francisco South
Inventory number
BH 51229 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 27, 2012: New photos from Brian Smith
  • February 8, 2012: Added by Michael Goff


  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER CA-263 - Cut Stone Bridge, Southern Pacific Railroad line spanning runoff channel at South Spruce Avenue, South San Francisco, San Mateo County, CA
  • Brian Smith - casigns28 [at] outlook [dot] com