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Cabrillo Bridge Guardhouses - San Diego, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 32° 43.884 W 117° 09.468
11S E 485214 N 3621521
Quick Description: Two guardhouses at the western end of the Cabrillo Bridge in Balboa Park.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 6/13/2019 4:19:28 PM
Waymark Code: WM10QYT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
Views: 1

Long Description:
Taken from the NRHP nomination form, "The Cabrillo Bridge spans a deep canyon on the western edge of Balboa Park, extending Laurel Street into the park, where it becomes the central east- westavenuecalledElPrado. Thebridgeisconstructedofreinforcedconcrete using cantilever design principles. With its approaches, it is 1,505 feet long and 110 feet above the canyon at the center. There is no moulding or ornamentation on the bridge, it is simply seven tall graceful arches.


The west approach to the bridge is marked by two red tile roofed stucco guardhouses, one on each side of the street. The roofs are capped by carvedleafclusterswithfinials. Inaddition,therearetwolargeplain concreteplanterurns,oneoneachsideofthestreet. Thebridgeis lighted by 31 cast iron lamp posts of two lamps each, placed along the balustrade.
The east approach is marked by one large plain concrete planter urn on the south side of the street whereas the north side adjoins the first
(Administration) building in the park.

TheCabrilloBridgewasdesignedbyFrankP.Alien,Jr. Itwasbuiltforthe1915 Panama-CaliforniaExposition,whereitservedasthewestentrance. Itwas designed to be permanent, and since 1915, it has served as the main entrance
to Balboa Park."
Original Name of Structure (during fair): Guardhouses

Current Name of Structure: Guardhouses

Fair Name: Panama–California Exposition

Location: San Diego, CA, USA

Year of Fair: 1915

Theme of Fair: History, arts, science, and industry

Website Proof: [Web Link]

Architect/Designer: Not listed

Website Reference: Not listed

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