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Old US101 Arroyo Hondo Bridge

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Old Coast Highway Bridge Over Arroyo Hondo Creek

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Photo taken by Ed Hollowell

View this photo at static.panoramio.com

BH Photo #156633

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Street View 

Description 

Concrete arch on pacific coast highway at the Arroyo Hondo. It has been closed to highway traffic since the middle 1980s when it was considered unnecessary and closed to save money. The bridge remains sound and has appeared in commercials. Large steel railway trestle stands next to it.

Facts 

Overview
Open-spandrel arch bridge over Arroyo Honda Creek on U.S. 101
Location
Santa Barbara County, California
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Carried the coast Highway until early 1980's when it was closed to road traffic
Design
Open spandrel concrete arch bridge.
Dimensions
Total length: 536.0 ft.
Also called
Old California Highway 2 Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.47408, -120.14102   (decimal degrees)
34°28'27" N, 120°08'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/762583/3818433 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Gaviota
Elevation
88 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 44185 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 3, 2018: New Street View added by Luke
  • February 5, 2018: New photo from John Bernhisel
  • October 31, 2010: New Street View added by Craig Philpott
  • February 28, 2010: New photo from Ed Hollowell
  • February 20, 2010: Added by Ed Hollowell

Sources 

  • Ed Hollowell - erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com
  • Bridgepix Entry
  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • John Bernhisel - Johnmbernhisel [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke

Comments 

Old US101 Arroyo Hondo Bridge
Posted September 19, 2019, by Luke
Old US101 Arroyo Hondo Bridge
Posted September 19, 2019, by David W (dwplantman [at] aol [dot] com)

When was this bridge built?

Arroyo Hondo Old 101 Bridge
Posted November 2, 2018, by Elizabeth (abbiespamemail [at] gmail [dot] com)

love the arches