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UP - US 101 Overpass


UP RR Bridge Ventura

Driving North

Photo taken by Craig Philpott


BH Photo #192277


Street View 


The NBI lists this bridge as a pony truss bridge carrying US 101 over the Union Pacific Railroad--one look at the Google Street View image immediately suggests the inverse.


Continuous 2-span Warren through truss bridge over US 101 on the Union Pacific Railroad in San Buenaventura
Ventura County, California
Open to traffic
Built 1961
- Southern Pacific Railroad (SP)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
Continuous Warren through truss
Length of largest span: 265.1 ft.
Total length: 541.0 ft.
Also called
SP US101 Overpass
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.27705, -119.29083   (decimal degrees)
34°16'37" N, 119°17'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/289115/3795250 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
CA 52-178 (California bridge number)
BH 11733 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 2, 2014: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • October 1, 2014: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • April 12, 2013: New photos from Jann Mayer
  • January 16, 2011: New photos from Craig Philpott
  • March 22, 2010: Updated by Ed Hollowell: Improved position and Additional history
  • March 22, 2010: Updated by Matthew Lohry: This bridge carries the U.P. over US 101, the opposite of what the NBI suggests...


  • Matt Lohry
  • Ed Hollowell - erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com
  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Jann Mayer - jannmayer [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Royce and Bobette Haley - roycehaley111 [at] yahoo [dot] com


Famous Ventura UP Rail Bridge
Posted January 5, 2011, by Jay Castro (jaycastro1015 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I am a longtime resident of Ventura County, and it is an understatement to call this bridge a landmark. Defaced regularly by graffiti, it is one of the most recognizable structures in the area, viewed by countless passers-by from the US 101. I have chosen this bridge as the monument to paint in my next area-mural (I find it necessary to note that this is a legal project, due to the nature of the bridge). I had taken my own photography as a study, but Bridgehunter.com paired with Google's ever useful street view is too good a tool not to use. I'd like to swipe a jpeg format file to save on my hard disk, but there seems to be no save function. Is there a means by which I could save it?