A rather mundane small bridge over Alameda Creek leading to a residential area in the Niles Canyon section of Fremont, California just off of the intersections of Highways 238 and 84.
Highway 84 runs on an east-west axis through the canyon as do the tracks of the Union Pacific Railroad. If we travelled west on Highway 84, we would cross San Francisco Bay and intersect California's Pacific Coast Highway, Route 1, near Pescadero. At the west end of Niles Canyon are the ruins of the Vallejo Mill, which goes back to pre-American California, meaning the mill is contemporary with nearby Mission San José.
At the canyon's western mouth, Essanay Film Company had a studio located in Niles from 1912–1916, where Charlie Chaplin made The Tramp and a few other films in early 1915. The canyon itself was the setting for a number of early films.