During 2014 & 2015
Cal-Trans continues retrofitting the 1915 Cabrillo Bridge. The purpose of this project is to improve the structural integrity, to help ensure the safety of the traveling public passing under the structure and across the bridge, and to provide safe access for maintenance staff inspecting the bridge.
The bridge, the historic gateway to Balboa Park, was built for the 1915 Panama-California Exposition. It is considered to be one of the earliest examples of a Spanish Colonial Style closed (hollow) spandrel arch bridge in the United States. The bridge is an integral part of Balboa Park, which is listed as a National Historic Landmark. The bridge itself is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is on the California Register of Historic Resources, and has been a landmark listed by the City of San Diego.