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I surmise this bridge was constructed around the turn of the century when the automobile came into play. There is not much history out there the tells about this bridge other than I think was built when services were needed to connect main street to the Harvey House rebuilt in 1911. So you can imagine how very old it is and still to this day connects the city to the other side of the tracks. It has a walking area fenced from the road, but still not an ideal bridge to walk on, other than to catch a look at the trains as they come and go from above, but a wonderful spot to take photographs of the trains and the Harvey House.

So, be carefule please with traffic, because they do wiz by way too fast and not abiding the speed limit posted on this road!

Address: First Street Barstow, Ca
Directions: Interstate 15/40: Take Barstow Road north (toward Main Street). Main Street turn left (west), go three blocks, then right (north) on 1st Avenue.
Website: http://www.route66ca.org/traveler/towns/13barsto/13toc.html

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  • Updated Dec 2, 2012
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