150 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz
Notable Dates
Construction 1918/re-dedication 2004
Historical Info

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There is a marker on the north side of the bridge.

It says in part:

Historic west cliff drive howe truss bridge 1918-2000 this historic timber bridge is the last remaining howe truss bridge on the state highway system. it is included in the caltrans publication "historic highway bridges of california". [sic] southern pacific railroad built this bridge over its tracks in 1918. where the county's first wagon bridge was constructed in 1849. this widely used design patented by william howe in 1810, combines diagonal truss beams and vertical iron rods. the complete reconstruction here was by the city of santa cruz preserves the look and feel of the original bridge and includes the original howe truss across the center span. this renovated bridge was rededicated at a ceremony on october 32,2004.

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