Route 66 crosses over many many bridges on its course through California. In fact, there are more bridges between Barstow and the Colorado River, than the entire length of Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica.
Some bridges are classy and very stylish, such as Pasadena’s Arroyo Seco bridge. Other bridges are simply built for the purpose of carrying the pavement over a ditch.
Below is an alphabetical list of bridges with detailed descriptions.
With its majestic arches rising 150 feet above the deeply cut Arroyo Seco, the Colorado Street Bridge was proclaimed the highest concrete bridge in the world upon completion in 1913. The bridge impressed travelers from the day it opened. Until then, the crossing of the Arroyo Seco required horses and wagons to descend the steep […]
There are several bridges located in the Cajon Pass that Route 66 passes over. None of them are spectacular, but if you look closely, most have the year that they were built stamped on them.
Along the vast and desolate desert stretch of Route 66 between Newberry Springs and Needles, there are many bridges that the Road crosses over. In fact, there are more bridges located along this stretch of the Road than the entire stretch of Route 66 from Chicago to Santa Monica!
This unique bridge is located between Victorville and Oro Grande. It crosses the mighty Mojave River – the river of the desert’s namesake. The bridge crosses one of the only “wet” sections of the Mojave River.It’s unique because it’s the only steel truss bridge that Route 66 crosses in California. It’s even more unique as […]