The Bay Bridge opened for traffic in November 1936 and has one of the longest spans in the United States.  Nearly 240,000 vehicles travel across the bridge daily.  A replacement bridge built alongside the original opened in September 2013.  It cost over $6.5 billion to build and is currently the world’s widest bridge.

On a related note, the Bay Bridge’s “sister” bridge is the 25 de Abril Bridge in Lisbon, Portugal.

Old and New Bay Bridge copy

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  1. We just went across the bay bridge about a month ago. Quite an architectural wonder.

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  2. Nice shot and great vantage point. I took one crossing it and one a bit more in the distance but not as nice and clear. Love it, so well done. The Bay Bridge is now $6 to cross. If you live in the Valley it is $5 to cross one bridge, not sure of the spelling but a small bridge, then the Bay Bridge and add $3.99 a gallon for gasoline in the Valley and $4 heading to $5 in the Bay Area. So expensive.

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    • Oh, California, how much I miss thee every time I’m back. Until I see the cost of living there!!! 🙂

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