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Old US 101 Arroyo Hondo Bridge


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

Street View 


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.


Open-spandrel arch bridge over Arroyo Honda Creek on US 101
Santa Barbara County, California
Open to pedestrians
Carried the coast Highway until early 1980's when it was closed to road traffic
Open spandrel concrete arch bridge.
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:
88 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 44185 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 28, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • 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


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


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