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California Highways and Public Works

Beginning in 1912, the California Highway Commission published the California Highway Bulletin to “present authoritative reviews of the work accomplished, and forecasts of the plans proposed” by the commission under the 1909 state highway act. The Bulletin only lasted 5 issues, but 8 years later in January 1924, California Highways

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California Highways and Public Works

Going Places

Going Places was created in 1983 as an employee newsletter in an effort to inform Caltrans employees not only of new directions and important activities of the department, but also to highlight contributions of individual workers. Spanning 10 years, this publication offers a unique glimpse into both the institutional history and …

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Going Places

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

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. The Pacific Coast Highway, …

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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

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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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