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Bonsall Bridge


San Luis Rey Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Goff on May 27, 2007


BH Photo #133762

Street View 


Arch bridge over San Luis Rey River on Abandoned CA-76 Roadway in Bonsall
Bonsall, San Diego County, California
Open to pedestrians
Built 1925
Open-spandrel arch
Length of largest span: 106.0 ft.
Total length: 671.9 ft.
Deck width: 21.0 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
San Luis Rey River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.26000, -117.23667   (decimal degrees)
33°15'36" N, 117°14'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/477956/3680136 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
CA 57-43 (California bridge number)
BH 39936 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 17, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • May 30, 2010: New Street View added by Craig Philpott
  • February 19, 2009: Added by Michael Goff


  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs


Bonsall Bridge- Tactical Rappelling
Posted February 22, 2015, by Face (Face [at] deadcellmilsim [dot] com)

I hope this offends nobody, My intention is to share photos of the bridge and let everyone know that we had a great time. There dose seem to be evidence of Airsoft or Paintball games being played under the bridge and there is a definite Homeless presence (but not within view, they keep to themselves.) We also ran into more that a few models and Pictured, a bride to be.

Good times!


Bonsall Bridge
Posted January 20, 2012, by E Fleck (efleck999 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Here's some pictures on flickr that I took of Bonsall Bridge.. might add more to that set later on.


Bonsall Bridge
Posted January 20, 2012, by E Fleck (efleck999 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I was hanging out with Matt that day... I saw him too!

Bonsall Bridge
Posted September 26, 2011, by Matt G (crimson_king22 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

there is a very strange man who lives under this bridge....we were walking along old river road one day in 2007 when we suddenly saw a man walking down in the creek-bed buck naked wearing nothing but jogging shoes and socks.....and yes, I am serious! :0