Sunday, March 23, 2014

Santa Cruz County, California Bridges: SR17-SR1 Connection Separation

March 2014 (36.99039 Degrees,  -122.02141 Degrees) SR17-SR1 Connectors
You get to Santa Cruz either by driving west through the mountains on SR17 or by driving along the coast on SR1. The SR17-SR1 Connector Separation (36 0069L/R) is a pair of precast girder bridges that carry traffic over SR1. They were built in 1958 and seismically retrofit in 1996. It looks like the bridges have bin-type abutments, which means they have curtain walls that hide the slope and abutment. The open barrier rail makes the bridges look older. Probably open barrier rail was the architectural treatment for bridges near the coast. 
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