Metcalf Road History
I did a google search for Newspaper Archives San Jose
then clicked on
Genealogy Bank > California Newspaper Archives
Include keywords "Metcalf Road"
clicked on San Jose
Sort by oldest items
And I found these two items -
July 7, 1908 in the Evening News
"The contract for constructing a bridge over the Coyote Creek at the Metcalf road was
let to Elwood Heath upon his bid of $3078."
Sept 6, 1917 in the San Jose Mercury News
"...rooms in the Court House, in the City of San Jose, up to 11 O CLOCK A. M. OF MONDAY,
SEPTEMBER 17, 1917, for the construction of a wooden Pratt Truss bridge across the Coyote
river on the Metcalf road in Supervisor Districts Nos 1 and 2 in the County of Santa Clara,
California, in accordance with plans and specifications on file in the chambers of the
Board of Super-..."
Therefore, Metcalf Road was already in existance in 1908, when it needed a bridge.
And then just 9 years later it needed another bridge.