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San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge

San Francisco Bay, San Francisco, California, United States
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  • San Francisco-Oakland Bay BridgePro 2014
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    A lovely and useful bridge. It looks particularly nice in the evening all lit up with lights. I fondly recall the 50th anniversary firework show. It was very impressive.

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  • San Francisco-Oakland Bay BridgePro 2014

    Now that the bridge has the updated lighting system, it has become quite a landmark attraction in San Francisco. The bridge is simply gorgeous at night from the waterfront.

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  • San Francisco-Oakland Bay BridgeAmbassadorPro 2014

    While not as pretty as it's more-famous neighbor father down the bay, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is still impressive, particularly when it's lit up at night.

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    They just opened the Bike/Hike portion of the new bridge. start in Emeryville and go all the way out to Treasure Island. Stunning views steady incline

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    Although not as famous as its neighbor across the water, this bridge is impressive in its own right. Great views to enjoy!

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    Overshadowed by the Golden Gate, the views from the Bay Bridge when heading into San Francisco are highly underrated.

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    San Francisco is two hours away and quite a cultural blast. Great dining, unique shops, cable cars, Fisherman's Wharf, Golden Gate Park, Alcatraz Island, and more.

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  • San Francisco-Oakland Bay BridgePro 2014
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    So this structure has been under construction for over 4 years now. I am looking forward to its being finished. None the less, it is a beautiful well built suspension bridge. Awesome awesome stuff.

    It is broken down into two halves and is a double decker to increase the carrying capacity! There is also a lil stop over called Yerba Buena Island that it goes through.

    The oakland side is currently being rebuilt and is where the construction has been ongoing for years now. The SF side has not been placed under construction at this point.

    The bridge has 5 lanes going in each direction does not allow any spectators, tourists, cyclists, hikers, etc on it at all. When the new section from Yerba Buena Island to Oakland is completed, there will be pedestrian and cyclist access I believe. At least it looks like there is a pedestrian walkway on it!

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    Not as famous as the Golden Gate Bridge but it's a beautiful bridge and it's a great experience to drive on this bridge.

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  • San Francisco-Oakland Bay BridgeCommunity ManagerAmbassadorPro 2014
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    Oakland Bay Bridge is our less pretty grand bridge in the Bay. Connecting Oakland with San Francisco, the double-decker bridge is as intimidating as it is awe-inspiring.

    An eyeful of gray is what you’ll get when you see it up close. Compared to the vibrant Golden Gate Bridge, it certainly seems less appealing. However, this bridge serves its purpose well, connecting with Treasure Island and Yerba Buena Island along the way.

    Currently under renovation, the older section of the bridge was shifted to connect with a new addition, allowing construction workers to build while keeping the roadways functional. The effort is ambitious and the costs keep increasing, making this a real trial for the planners in charge.

    When you’ve been away from San Francisco for awhile, there’s nothing quite like driving back on the top level of the Bay Bridge at night, while being welcomed by the downtown city lights ahead.

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    Beginning on the Oakland side the Bay Bridge plays 2nd cousin to the Golden Gate bridge connecting the other side of the city. Even though not known it is a fun and long ride. Here you can catch full views of the city.

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  • San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge
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    The "Other" famous bridge, it may not get the recognition of it's older sister just up the road but this bridge is just as beautiful and adds to the cities skyline. And for the next two years the Bay Bridge has added a light show that begins at dusk.

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    Driving across the bridge was a nice way to enter San Francisco after a long drive from Southern California.

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    As if the Bay Bridge wasn't beautiful and iconic enough before, adding the LED lights make it a magical experience.

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  • San Francisco-Oakland Bay BridgePro 2014
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    Really a beautiful bridge. This connects between Oakland and San Francisco and has Treasure Island in the middle, which I recommend you go and see if you want to get a great day or night time view of downtown SF. Traffic going on here can be tough however so plan your trip right. Also - part of this bridge collapsed during the 1989 earthquake.

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  • San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge

    With great views of the city, a drive from Oakland into SF is a must if you've never done it before. Beautiful a night but avoid rush hour as the traffic backs up pretty badly. Free to leave the city but $4 to come in.

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  • San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge

    Until some time ago it was the longest bridge in the world. starches few miles from SF to Oakland via the treasure Island. its a double deck bridge each deck is a uni direction highway. about to be replaced around 2014.

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    I felt that the Oakland Bay Bridge was a means to an end. I crossed it everyday for 10 yrs. to go to work. Stop and go traffic, mainly stop, was what I expected everyday.

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    Built just about the time if the Golden Gate bridge over 70 years ago, this double decker bridge gas 5 lanes on top going into San Francisco and 5 underneath going to Oakland, anchored halfway by Yerba Buena Island. It is actually Two bridges in one, with a suspension span from SF to YBI and a cantilever bridge from YBI to the flats into Oakland. This cantilever section is what partially collapsed in 1989 from the Loma Prieta earthquake. The cantilever span will be replaced with a new single tower suspension bridge to mimic a sailboat in the bext 2-3 years

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    Go over this bridge in an 18-wheeler truck. When you stop you can feel the bridge sway under you.

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You may have seen the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on postcards. The iconic bridge once held a world title as the longest and most expensive bridge. Driving across the bridge will make your journey a lot faster and smoother traveling to and from the east and west. The bridge established a way to connect both Californian cities in 1936. You watch the beautiful bay waters below as your vehicle transports you to the desired city. Loma Prieta earthquake took down a piece of the record-breaking bridge in 1989. Today’s technology increases the sturdiness of the bridge. This attraction allows you to be a part of history each time you select the road as your way of travel.

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