Tuesday, April 9, 2013

PCH: Early Breakthoughs...Literally

Pacific Coast Highway (SR-1) at Point Mugu in October 1945.  Caltrans Library Archives.
The Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), also known as State Route 1, is a major tourist attraction that was created through several engineering feats that some have no idea ever occurred decades ago to connect most of California’s beaches.

You may have seen a movie or commercial at this location too.  All in all, it is an amazing site to see.

Both of the pictures were provided by the Caltrans Library in the Sacramento Headquarters.  PCH is owned, operated, and maintained by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).

PCH at Point Mugu on Jan. 16, 1939.  PCH used to go around the round rock. Caltrans Library Archives.