Location #8

This location covers the route of 101 on W. Branch Street as it existed prior to 1959. A tremendous amount of material was moved to make way for the superfreeway route in the area between West Branch St. and El Camino Real.

The shaded region shows the area referred to on this page.

The original route came through what is now the Bank of America parking lot on W. Branch St. View looking east.

View looking west along W. Branch Street.

View looking east from near W. Branch and Vernon. This is about where the freeway excavation begins.

View from W. Branch St. looking southwest at the gap that was carved out to build the current freeway.

A couple remaining remnants of the old slab near Branch St. and Vernon.

Close-up of the cement slab pieces showing the familiar matrix of dioritic granite seen in many other locations.


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