This is Bernal between Monterey Highway and US101. 85 runs right
through here now. This set was taken on April 11, 1990, when 85 was
just a mound of dirt. This section was constructed in early 1994 and
opened in July 1994. These photos are still looked at quite a bit.
You can see a car on US101 heading south here, and the dirt piled up to later form the ramps from 85 to US101.
These two are from 8/10/1988. The first photo is the construction of
85 and 87 in south San Jose back then. I think 87 runs through the
trench shown here. The interchange was opened in August 1993.
This shows the corridor being cleared out by US101 and Monterey Highway. There was work here starting about 1990, and by mid 1994 it was pretty much done. This area of 85 opened in 7/1994.
This is from October 1988. This interchange went up pretty quickly
back then. It looked done by 1990. This is the south end of the 85 and
87 interchange when it was first built.
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