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Former US Route 101 in Bradley

Bradley is located in Salians Valley of southern Monterey County along the eastern bank of the Salinas River.  Former US Route 101 before the present freeway was constructed was carried via Bradley Road.     Part 1; the history of US Route 101 in Bradley Bradley was plotted by the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1886 as siding facility.  Bradley is named in honor of Bradley V. Sargent who's property the siding facility was constructed upon.  Bradley was set up alongside the nearby sidings of San Lucas and San Ardo.  Although Bradley doesn't appear on the 1890 George F. Cram Railroad Map of California it was plotted approximately ten miles due south of San Ardo. The era of State Highway Maintenance through Bradley ultimately begin with the 1909 First State Highway Bond Act which was approved by voters in 1910.  One of the highways approved through the 1909 First State Highway Bond Act was a 481.8 mile highway originating at the City Limits of San Francisco which terminated