A similar view of the Bayshore Freeway, now known as Route 101 was posted here last year, and we return to the area with this recently found image. This photograph is dated June 17, 1959, and identified by the USC Archives as a view north towards “Hospital Curve” and the pedestrian bridge above it. San Francisco General Hospital is located behind the bank and trees on the left side of the roadway.
Back when the first image was posted research uncovered the following: “The thoroughfare, known as the 101 Freeway replaced the dangerous and non divided “Bloody Bayshore” Highway between San Francisco and San Jose which was built between the late-twenties and 1937. Construction of the modern replacement, the Bayshore Freeway began in San Francisco in the late-forties and was finished in 1962.”
Tell us what you find of interest in this view of the highway and the earlier photo of the Bayshore Freeway. Some viewers have commented that the earlier photo is correctly identified, and others have remarked that it is a different expressway, can anyone positively identify this location?
The photo is courtesy of the USC Libraries.