Virtual Guidebook to East of the Sierra Nevada
Freeman Junction
east of Walker Pass California


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The second Los Angeles Owens Valley Aqueduct parallels the first. It is constructed of welded steel.

(March 16, 2009)


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The original Los Angeles aqueduct in this area has a concrete cover that also serves as a road. It crosses gullies on bridges to avoid flash-flood damage.

(March 16, 2009)


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Runaway ramps such as this are found on some of the most dangerous downgrades on mountain highways. Trucks that lose their brakes run into axle-deep gravel and stop with little damage.

(March 16, 2009)


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