California 20

Connecting the ocean fog with the sapphire waters of Lake Tahoe, California 20 is a major east-west state route in Northern California. California 20 passes through a wide variety of landscapes in Northern California, including redwoods, the largest natural lake wholly located within California (Clear Lake), the Central Valley, Gold Country and the Sierra Nevada. The highway is generally two lanes, with occasional freeway segments where it merges with U.S. 101 and California 49.

California 20 Highway Guides

California 20 scenes
Looking south from the California 20 bypass of Williams is this view of this regional center in rural Colusa County. Photo taken 05/29/06.
Bear Creek Bridge - Colusa County
The Bear Creek bridge carries California 20 over the Bear Creek in western Colusa County near the California 16 intersection. This bridge, built in 1930, still features original white wooden railing. Photo taken 05/29/06.
View of the original white wooden railing. The Bear Creek bridge is a concrete tee beam. Photo taken 05/29/06.
This view of the 1930 Bear Creek bridge is shown from the eastern bank of the creek looking west. Photo taken 05/29/06.

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