Paso Robles bottleneck
This old bridge across the Salinas River at 13th Street in Paso Robles has seen better days, but replacement of the 50-year-old structure awaits city council financing, an estimated $250,000 project. (T-T photo)
Having just lived through the traffic backups during an expansion of the 13th Street bridge, Roblans will no doubt have to reach back to remember a town that had a two lane bridge over the Salinas River. This was long before the Niblick Road bridge. The East side of town did not have as much development and it shows in the dearth of traffic. By 2002 the bridge needed expansion again as seen in the color photo.