California State Route 283

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State Route 283 and U.S. Route 101 Business

Wildwood Avenue
SR 283 highlighted in red
Route information

  • US 101 Bus. entire route
  • SR 283 from near Scotia to the northern end of the Eel River Bridge in Rio Dell
Major junctions
South end US 101 near Scotia
North end US 101 in Rio Dell
CountryUnited States
Highway system
SR 282 SR 284

State Route 283

LocationNear ScotiaRio Dell
Length0.356 mi[1] (573 m)
Existed1970 (from US 101)[2]–present

U.S. Route 101 Business is a business loop of U.S. Route 101 that runs along Wildwood Avenue in Rio Dell in Humboldt County, California. Its southernmost section between US 101 near Scotia to the north end of the Eel River Bridge is legally defined as an unsigned state highway, State Route 283 (SR 283). The route was defined in 1970 as a transfer from a realigned US 101 after a freeway bypass was built.

Route description

Eagle Prairie Bridge over the Eel River, looking south from Rio Dell towards Scotia

State Route 283 spurs out of US 101 near Scotia, south of Rio Dell, while carrying US 101 Business from that intersection to the Eel River Bridge. After crossing the bridge, SR 283 ends and US 101 Business continues north through the center of Rio Dell to US 101 in the northern part of the city.

SR 283 includes the length of the Eel River Bridge, keeping its maintenance to Caltrans. The bridge itself was built in 1941, when U.S. Route 101 ran through what was then known as Eagle Prairie. In 1977, the bridge was renamed the Albert Stanwood Murphy Memorial Bridge, in honor of the Pacific Lumber Company president who assisted the Save the Redwoods League. In 1990, the bridge was given a second name, the Eagle Prairie Bridge, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the bridge's construction and the 25th anniversary of Rio Dell's incorporation.[3]

Major intersections

The entire route is in Humboldt County.

0.000.00 US 101 – EurekaInterchange; south end of US 101 Bus. overlap; south end of SR 283; US 101 exit 679
0.030.048Scotia (Main Street)Former US 101 south
Rio Dell0.120.19Eel River Bridge over Eel River
0.360.58North end of US 101 Bus. overlap; north end of SR 283

Davis Street to US 101
US 101Interchange; north end of US 101 Bus.; US 101 exit 681
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ California Department of Transportation. "State Truck Route List". Sacramento: California Department of Transportation. Archived from the original (XLS file) on June 30, 2015. Retrieved June 30, 2015.
  2. ^ California Highways: Unsigned State Route 283
  3. ^ California Highways Routes 281 through 288
  4. ^ California Department of Transportation (July 2007). "Log of Bridges on State Highways". Sacramento: California Department of Transportation.
  5. ^ California Department of Transportation (2016). Postmile Services (Map). California Department of Transportation. Retrieved September 12, 2016.

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