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Bernal Cut

Unfinished History

SPRR-in-Bernal-Cut-SW-from-Richland-Miguel-overpass-April-5-1922-SFDPW.jpg

Southern Pacific Railroad entering Bernal Cut as seen from Richland-Miguel overpass, April 5, 1922.

Photo: SFDPW, courtesy C.R. collection

SPRR-Bernat-Cut-NE-from-Richland-Miguel-overpass-April-5-1922-SFDPW.jpg

View north of Bernal Cut from same place, on same April day in 1922.

Photo: SFDPW, courtesy C.R. collection

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Train passing through Bernal Cut near Milton Street, 1905.

Photo: San Francisco History Center, SF Public Library

Looking south in Bernal Cut near Charles Street 1905 AAB-8697.jpg

Looking south in Bernal Cut near Charles Street, 1905.

Photo: San Francisco History Center, SF Public Library

Railroad passing Bernal Cut 1908 AAA-9900.jpg

Railroad passing Bernal Cut, 1908.

Photo: San Francisco History Center, SF Public Library

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Southern Pacific railroad south of Bernal Cut, no date.

Photo: C.R collection

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Looking south through the Bernal Cut, pre-1929.

Photo: San Francisco History Center, SF Public Library

Widening Bernal Cut 1929 AAB-6752.jpg

Widening the Bernal Cut to make it a car route too, 1929.

Photo: San Francisco History Center, SF Public Library

Bernal Cut, Richland Avenue and Miguel Street Bridge oct 18 1929 AAA-9913.jpg

Bernal Cut at Richland Avenue overpass, October 18, 1929.

Photo: San Francisco History Center, SF Public Library

Bernal Cut, Richland Avenue, Miguel Street Bridge and Highland Avenue Bridge Oct 1929 AAA-9924.jpg

Bernal Cut, Richland Avenue, Miguel Street Bridge and Highland Avenue Bridge, October 18, 1929.

Photo: San Francisco History Center, SF Public Library

San-Jose-Ave-construction-w-SPRR-north-at-Randall-and-Dolores-Feb-3-1930-SFDPW.jpg

San Jose Avenue construction with Southern Pacific railroad tracks, looking north at Randall and Dolores, Feb. 3, 1930.

Photo: SFDPW, courtesy C.R. collection

San-Jose-Ave-sw-at-Dolores-and-Randall-w-Mission-back-left--Highland-overpass-in-center-distance-This-was-Opening-Day-for-new-Bernal-cut-April-16-1930-SFDPW.jpg

San Jose Avenue southwest at Dolores and Randall. Mission Street at back left, Highland overpass in distance. This was opening day for the newly widened Bernal Cut, April 16, 1930.

Photo: SFDPW, courtesy C.R. collection

Bernal Cut looking from Rousseau street April 1930 AAA-9905.jpg

Bernal Cut looking north from Rousseau Street, April 1930.

Photo: San Francisco History Center, SF Public Library

Bernal cut hazardous roadway w 3 kids 1942 AAA-9927.jpg

Three children wander hazardously along the Bernal Cut, c. 1942.

Photo: San Francisco History Center, SF Public Library

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video composite by Cabrarojo, hat-tip to Burrito Justice

1873 SFSJ RR missiondist rumsey.jpg

The actual route of the San Francisco-San Jose Railroad through Noe Valley - 1873 - (David Rumsey Collection)

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Railroad right of way visibly curving through lower Noe Valley in this early 1940s aerial image.

Photo: San Francisco Planning Department


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