Pacific Electric Railway

Reporting mark: PE
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Pacific Electric, also known as the Red Car system, was a privately owned mass transit system in Southern California comprised of electrically powered streetcars, light rail, and buses and was the largest electric railway system in the world in the 1920's. Organized around the city centers of Los Angeles and San Bernardino, it connected cities in Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Bernardino County and Riverside County.

The system shared dual gauge track with the 3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm) narrow gauge Los Angeles Railway, "Yellow Car" or "LARy" system on Main Street in downtown Los Angeles (directly in front of the busy 6th and Main terminal), on 4th Street, and along Hawthorne Boulevard south of downtown LA toward the cities of Hawthorne, Gardena, and Torrance.

Read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_Electric_Railway


Aliso Street Bridge (Los Angeles County, California)
Built 1881; Replaced 1938-1940
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Los Angeles River on Railroad (PE)/Aliso Street
Replaced by a new bridge

ATSF/PE Overpass (San Bernardino County, California)
Built 1914; Removed ?
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Pacific Electric Railway on Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway


Cesar Chavez Avenue Bridge (Los Angeles County, California)
Bult before 1875, Replaced in 1926; Seismic Upgrade 1995
Open spandrel Concrete arch bridge over Los Angeles River on Macy Street in Los Angeles
Open to traffic

Foothill Boulevard Overpass (Los Angeles County, California)
Built 1950
Slab bridge over Uprr on Foothill Boulevard
Open to traffic

Grand Canal Parking Lot Bridge (Los Angeles County, California)
Built 1905
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Grand Canal on Parking Lot
Open to traffic

Hill Street Overpass (Los Angeles County, California)
Filled in when the Hollywood Freeway was built
Lost Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Pacific Electric Railway & 1st Street on Hill Street
Filled in

Hollwyood Freeway Bridge (Los Angeles County, California)
First iron bridge in Los Angeles built 1881, rebuilt as concrete in 1943, Expanded to freeway
Bridge
Open to Traffic

Juanita Cooke Greenbelt Trail - Old Road Overpass (Orange County, California)
Built 1917; Abandoned 1938; Converted to trail use ?
Bridge over Old Road on Juanita Cooke Greenbelt Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Juanita Cooke Greenbelt Trail/UP Overpass (Orange County, California)
Built 1917; Abandoned 1938; Converted to trail use ?
Pony plate girder bridge over Union Pacific Railroad on Juanita Cooke Greenbelt Trail (Nee Pacific Electric Railway)
Open to pedestrians only

Oak Avenue Overpass (Los Angeles County, California)
Originally crossed Pacific Electric Railway, now a pedestrian path.
Concrete arch bridge over Pedestrian Path on Bradbourne Ave in Bradbury
Open to Pedestrians Only

Pacific Electric Bike Trail - Cucamonga Creek Bridge (San Bernardino County, California)
Built 1913
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Cucamonga Creek on Pacific Electric Bike Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Pacific Electric Trail - Day Creek Bridge (San Bernardino County, California)
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Day Creek on Pacific Electric Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Pacific Electric Trail - Foothill Boulevard Overpass (Fontana) (San Bernardino County, California)
Built 1931; Abandoned ?; Converted to trail use ?
Pony/through plate girder bridge over Foothill Boulevard on Trail
Open to pedestrians only

Pacific Electric Trail - Foothill Boulevard Overpass (Rancho Cucamonga) (San Bernardino County, California)
Built 1929; Removed 2010
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Foothill Boulevard on Pacific Electric Bike Trail
Replaced by a new bridge

PE - 6th & Main Street Terminal Viaduct (Los Angeles County, California)
Built 1947
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Los Angeles Street on Pacific Electric Railway
Removed

PE - Alamitos Bay Trestle (E) (Los Angeles County, California)
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Alamitos Bay on Pacific Electric Railway
Removed

PE - Alamitos Bay Trestle (W) (Los Angeles County, California)
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Alamitos Bay on Pacific Electric Railway
Removed

PE - Alpine Tavern Bridge (Los Angeles County, California)
Lost Steel stringer bridge over Intermittent Stream on Pacific Electric Railway
Removed

PE - Anaheim Bay Bridge (Orange County, California)
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Anaheim Bay on Pacific Electric Railway
Removed

PE - Arroyo Seco Bridge (1st) (Los Angeles County, California)
Built 1895
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Arroyo Seco on Pacific Electric Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

PE - Arroyo Seco Bridge (2nd) (Los Angeles County, California)
Built 1903; Rehabilitated 1916; Removed ?
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Arroyo Seco on Pacific Electric Railway
Removed

PE - Ballona Creek Bridge (Culver City) (Los Angeles County, California)
Deck plate girder bridge over Ballona Creek on Pacific Electric Railway
Abandoned

PE - Ballona Creek Bridge (Playa Del Rey) (Los Angeles County, California)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Ballona Creek on Pacific Electric Railway
Removed

PE - Belmont Tunnel (Los Angeles County, California)
Built 1925
Abandoned tunnel on Railroad (PE)
Abandoned

PE - Beverly Glen Boulevard Overpass (Old) (Los Angeles County, California)
Replaced 1959
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Beverly Glen Boulevard on Pacific Electric Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

PE - Circular Bridge (Los Angeles County, California)
Stringer bridge over Las Flores Canyon on Pacific Electric Railroad
Destroyed by flooding

PE - Daly Street Bridge (Los Angeles County, California)
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Southern Pacific Railroad & Daly Street on Pacific Electric Railway
Removed but not replaced

PE - Easton Wash Bridge (Los Angeles County, California)
Removed 1951
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Eaton Wash on Pacific Electric Railway
Removed

PE - El Prado Bridge (Los Angeles County, California)
Built 1913, refurbished/restored 2012
Concrete tee beam bridge over Torrance Blvd on former Southern Pacific RR (nee-Pacific Electric) in Torrance
Restored 2012, reopened to pedestrians

PE - Fletcher Drive Trestle (Los Angeles County, California)
Buitl 1904 as timber trestle, rebuilt 1928 with deck girder main span, Demolished 1959
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Fletcher Drive on Pacific Electric Railway
Removed but not replaced

PE - La Brea Avenue Overpass (Los Angeles County, California)
Built 1927; Abandoned July 7, 1940, Demolished 1963
Lost Pony Plate Girder Bridge over La Brea Avenue on Pacific Electric Railway
Removed

PE - Los Angeles River Bridge (Atwater Village) (Los Angeles County, California)
Built 1929; Removed 1959
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Los Angeles River on Railroad
Removed

PE - Los Angeles River Bridge (Long Beach, Old) (Los Angeles County, California)
Built ?; Replaced 1956 due to flood-control plans
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Los Angeles River on Pacific Electric Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

PE - Los Angeles River Bridge (Morton) (Orange County, California)
Lost Pony plate girder bridge over Los Angeles River on Pacific Electric Railway
Removed but not replaced

PE - Los Angeles River Bridge (Van Nuys) (Los Angeles County, California)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Los Angeles River on Pacific Electric Railway
Removed

PE - Lytle Creek Bridge (San Bernardino County, California)
Built 1914; Removed ?
Lost Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Lytle Creek on Pacific Electric Railway
Removed

PE - Motor Avenue Overpass (Los Angeles County, California)
Replaced 1964
Lost Steel stringer bridge over Motor Avenue on Pacific Electric Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

PE - National Boulevard Overpass (Los Angeles County, California)
Built ?, Replaced in 1965
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over National Boulevard on Pacific Electric Railway
Removed

PE - Pico & San Vicente Viaduct (Los Angeles County, California)
Built 1927; Abandoned July 7, 1940, Demolished 1964
Lost Concrete deck girder bridge over Pico Boulevard & San Vicente Boulevard on Railroad (PE)
Removed but not replaced

PE - Rio Hondo Bridge (Los Angeles County, California)
Built 1920; Removed ca. 1973 during the construction of the El Monte Bus Station
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Rio Hondo on Pacific Electric Railway
Removed

PE - Riverside Drive Viaduct (Los Angeles County, California)
Built 1929; Removed 1959
Lost Pony plate girder bridge over Riverside Drive on Pacific Electric Railway
Removed but not replaced

PE - San Gabriel River Bridge (Bellflower; Old) (Los Angeles County, California)
Built ? elsewhere; Erected here ca. 1905; Replaced 1963
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over San Gabriel River on Pacific Electric Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

PE - San Gabriel River Bridge (El Monte) (Los Angeles County, California)
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over San Gabriel River on Pacific Electric Railway
Removed

PE - San Gabriel River Bridge (Long Beach/Seal Beach) (Los Angeles County, California)
Lost Girder bridge over San Gabriel River on Pacific Electric Railway Newport Line
Removed

PE - Santa Ana River Bridge (Huntington Beach/Newport Beach) (Orange County, California)
Built 1920; Partially destroyed in the Flood of 1927; Abandoned & likely removed 1962
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Santa Ana River on Pacific Electric Railway
Removed

PE - Santa Ana River Bridge (San Bernadino) (San Bernardino County, California)
Built 1918, Removed 2012
Lost pratt through truss bridge over Santa Ana River on Pacific Electric Railroad
Built 1916; Demolished in 2012 to make room for the Mountain View Ave extension

PE - Santa Ana River Pegram Truss (Orange County, California)
Built 1920; Abandoned 1950; Closed off early 1970s
Pegram through truss bridge over Santa Ana River Channel on Pacific Electric Railway
Closed to all traffic

PE - Spadra Avenue Overpass (Orange County, California)
Built 1917; Abandoned 1938; Removed 1964 due to being a trucking hazard
Lost Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Spadra Avenue (Now Harbor Boulevard) on Pacific Electric Railway
Removed

PE - Tujunga Wash Bridge (Old) (Los Angeles County, California)
Built 1911; Replaced 1930
Lost Timber stringer bridge over Tuju on Pacific Electric Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

PE - Venice/La Cienega Boulevards Overpass (Los Angeles County, California)
Abandoned September 17th 1950; Removed 1963
Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Venice Boulevard/South La Cienega Boulevard on Railroad
Removed

Puente Largo Bridge (Los Angeles County, California)
Build 1907; 4 spans destoryed by the Great Flood of 1938; Rebabilitated 1987
Open-spandrel arch bridge over San Gabriel River on Bicycle & Pedestrian Path in Duarte
Open to Pedestrians & Bicyclists & Equestrians

Soto Street Overpass (Los Angeles County, California)
Built 1936
Plate girder bridge over Mission Road/Huntington Drive on Soto Street in Los Angeles
Open to traffic

SP - Beverly Glen Boulevard Overpass (Los Angeles County, California)
Built 1959 using the plate girder from the PE Fletcher Drive Trestle
Lost Pony plate girder bridge over Beverly Glen Boulevard on Southern Pacific Railway
Removed

SP - Compton Creek Bridge (Los Angeles County, California)
Lost Warren pony truss bridge over Compton Creek on Southern Pacific Railroad & Pacific Electric Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

SP - Firestone Boulevard Overpass (Los Angeles County, California)
Built 1937; Replaced 1987
Lost Pony plate girder bridge over Firestone Boulevard on Southern Pacific Railroad (Nee Pacific Electric Railway)
Replaced by a new bridge

SP - Los Angeles River Bridge (Long Beach) (Los Angeles County, California)
Built 1956; Replaced in the 1980s
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Los Angeles River on Pacific Electric Railway
Replaced by a new bridge

SP - Tujunga Wash Bridge (Los Angeles County, California)
Built 1929-30; Removed 1965
Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Tujunga Wash on Southern Pacific Railroad (Nee Pacific Electric Railway)
Replaced by a new bridge

SP/PE - West Basin Bascule Bridge (Los Angeles County, California)
Built 1912; Removed 1955
Lost Warren baltimore through truss bascule bridge over West Basin/Turning Basin on Pacific Electric Railway/Southern Pacific Railroad
Removed

Sunset Boulevard Overpass (Glendale) (Los Angeles County, California)
Built 1934
Concrete arch bridge over Glendale Blvd. on Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles
Open to traffic

UP - Coyote Creek Bridge (Los Angeles County, California)
Built 1963
Abandoned pony/through plate girder bridge over Coyote Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
Abandoned

UP - Valley Boulevard Overpass (Los Angeles County, California)
Built 1906
Steel stringer bridge over Valley Boulevard & BNSF Spur on Abandoned Union Pacific Railroad in Los Angeles
Abandoned