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Cabrillo Bridge - El Prado Complex - San Diego, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben
N 32° 43.884 W 117° 09.229
11S E 485587 N 3621521
Quick Description: The Cabrillo Bridge in San Diego, California is a historic pedestrian and automobile bridge providing access between Balboa Park and the Uptown area of San Diego.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 4/16/2019 7:19:01 AM
Waymark Code: WM10CYP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
Views: 1

Long Description:
The Cabrillo Bridge is one of several access routes to the cluster of museums located at the historic "El Prado Complex" (the former 1915 Panama Exposition site), which is east of the bridge in the middle of Balboa Park and continuing to a point near the Bea Evenson Fountain just west of Park Boulevard.

The bridge was built for the Panama–California Exposition of 1915. It provided the main access across Cabrillo Canyon (formerly known as Pound Canyon, which was used to hold cattle and horses in the late 19th century). An initial design for the bridge was developed by Bertram Goodhue that featured three large arches. The design was to be similar to Toledo, Spain's Alcántara Bridge. However, Frank P. Allen, Jr. convinced Balboa Park commissioners to choose a cheaper design by Thomas B. Hunter of San Francisco that looked similar to other bridges in Mexico and Spain. The innovative design featured a multiple-arched cantilever structure, the first such bridge in California.

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Name of Historic District (as listed on the NRHP): El Prado Complex

Link to page with the Historic District: [Web Link]

San Diego, CA

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NRHP Historic District Waymark (Optional): Not listed

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