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McCurry

From 1912-1933, the California Highway Commission, and later, the Division of Highways, would occasionally contract with the McCurry Foto Company of Sacramento to take scenic pictures of state roads and highways. This collection features those pictures, which chronicle the beauty of California rural highways. Pictures were taken all …

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McCurry

Pasear Collection

This collection consists of the photographs taken of the 1912 California Pasear Tour by the McCurry Foto Company of Sacramento. The Pasear Tour was organized as part of the 1915 Panama Pacific International Exposition. Anticipating the completion of the Panama Canal in 1914, in 1911 the United States Congress decided the best way to …

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Pasear Collection

San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge

The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge construction photographs were taken between 1931 and 1938. The photos show all stages of the construction of the bridge, its components, on/off ramps, and connecting facilities. All facets including excavation, piers, caisson fenders, viaducts, approaches, tunnels, portals, anchorages, towers, …

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San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge

Historic Construction Contracts

This Historic Construction Contracts collection contains the first 100 California state highway construction contracts.  In 1910, after a vote by the people of the state, the "State Highways Act" took effect.  This law authorized the Department of Engineering to issue $18 million in bonds for a continuous and connected state highway …

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Historic Construction Contracts

Historic Bridges and Tunnels

This collection contains information and photographs for historic bridges and tunnels listed, or determined eligible for listing, in the National Register of Historic Places. The information provided includes structure number and type, location, a summary description, distinctive features and other information to assist with …

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Historic Bridges and Tunnels

About the collections



California Department of Transportation digital collections provide access to a sampling of photographs and other materials dating from the early 20th century to the present. Collections are developed by various sections of the Department including the Transportation Library and History Center, which also supports collection development efforts. For further information, please contact the Transportation Library and History Center at library@dot.ca.gov or 916-654-4601.

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