This is one of two nearly identical concrete t-beam bridges in this area that carry city streets over San Jose Avenue, which in this area is configured as a depressed roadway, and is also known as the Bernal Cut. As shown
in a historical photo, the overpass was originally constructed as a five span bridge. At a later date, the two center piers were removed and a large and unusual concrete support was
added, running from the abutments, through the end piers, and up to the center of the bridge. It was likely at this time that the simple railings that these bridges had in the historical photo were replaced with the current concrete
balustrade railings seen today. Now, railroad tracks run in the median of the roadway, where these piers once stood.
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