US 101 in the Redwoods - 1964 flood remains.
The 1964 flood in Northern California was one of the worst in U.S. history in terms of damage to property and infrastructure. Some of this damage can still be seen today along U.S. 101 in Northern California. The pictures are below.
The highway bridge at Klamath, California was in the process of being bypassed at the time of the flood. The flood destroyed the center section of the existing bridge. The western end of that bridge, shown here, was left as a memorial to the flood and its victims.
The town of Pepperwood was wiped off the map in the flood. Today the area is part of Humboldt Redwoods State Park. Picture taken from the Avenue of the Giants, old U.S. 101.
High water mark of the flood in the former business district of Weott. Today the area is part of Humboldt Redwoods State Park. Picture taken from the Avenue of the Giants, old U.S. 101.
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