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Torrance in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Pacific Electric Railway

El Prado Bridge

 
 
Pacific Electric Railway Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, September 24, 2019
1. Pacific Electric Railway Bridge Marker
Inscription.  Constructed in 1913, this bridge was a part of the Pacific Electric Railway system which was designated as a Local Historic Civil Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Civil Engineers, Los Angeles section, in 1973. Although the bridge no longer carries rail traffic, it serves as the gateway to the City of Torrance and is hereby recognized as a Local Historic Landmark in the bridge's centennial year. The bridge will henceforth be officially known as the Pacific Electric Railway El Prado Bridge as resolved by the City of Torrance for this dedication.
 
Erected 2013 by American Society of Civil Engineers.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 33° 50.247′ N, 118° 18.705′ W. Marker is in Torrance, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker is at the intersection of Torrance Boulevard and Bow Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Torrance Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1820 Torrance Blvd, Torrance CA 90501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Robert A. Cinader (approx. 4.3 miles away); 9-11 Tribute (approx. 4.4 miles away); Banning Residence Museum
Pacific Electric Railway Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, September 24, 2019
2. Pacific Electric Railway Bridge Marker
(approx. 4.4 miles away); The Redondo Beach Plan (approx. 4.4 miles away); Edward A. DeVore, Jr. (approx. 4 miles away); Hotel Redondo (approx. 4 miles away); Brian "Cody" Prosser (approx. 4 miles away); George Freeth (approx. 4.6 miles away).
 
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National Register of Historic Places image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, September 24, 2019
3. National Register of Historic Places
Pacific Electric Railway Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, September 24, 2019
4. Pacific Electric Railway Bridge
Where there once was two sets of tracks, there is now one set used by Union Pacific for local freight.
Pacific Electric Railway Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, September 24, 2019
5. Pacific Electric Railway Bridge
Abandoned Tracks on the Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, September 24, 2019
6. Abandoned Tracks on the Bridge
This is the only place Pacific Electric crossed over itself, to access a steel mill on a hill.
Under the Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, September 24, 2019
7. Under the Bridge
Under the Bridge at Night image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, 2013
8. Under the Bridge at Night
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 25, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 25, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on September 25, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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