After I republished a “memory” on FB and had numerous questions re the Rain Rocks Rock Shed, I realized there are a lot of people who don’t know how it got here, nor why. Here are a few of the photos I took during the building of the rock shed as I drove through it or around it. I also have photos of the land bridge they constructed at the same time to allow Pitkin’s Curve to slide under the bridge. I will create another slide show of that Pitkin’s Curve bridge. Be kind, the quality of my “videos” and you tube uploads can use improvement. I am still learning how to do this stuff.
Harry Harris, I and one or two others, were on the design committee that Caltrans set up for this project. We agreed on the general design of making it look natural, like rock, and being open on the ocean side so that people would be able to see the ocean. However, we had suggested a sloped roof so that the rocks that rained down from above did not collect one he roof top. That was not implemented. I still think it turned out beautiful. The original paint of the shed was rather garish and not natural looking and had to be redone. Now, I think they nailed it.