San Francisco Bay Bridge, San Francisco

4.4
Bridge · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Connecting San Francisco and Oakland, is one of the area's landmarks and one of the most recognizable bridges in the world. With its two double-deck spans, the total length of the bridge is 7.18 km (4.46 mi). The west span connects San Francisco and Yerba Buena Island, while the east span connects the island with Oakland. The west span went through a substantial seismic retrofit project, and the whole east span had to be replaced. The current east span is among the widest bridges on earth. The bridge provides excellent views of the city skyline. This is a toll bridge, and the fee depends on the day of the week and time of day. Put San Francisco Bay Bridge and other San Francisco attractions into our San Francisco trip maker app, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • We drove across the Bay Bridge from East Bay into San Francisco on a brilliant sunny day The views of the Bay were amzing.  more »
  • The Bay Bridge is imposing and beautiful. We think it shows best at night. It is a very busy bridge and hard to enjoy while crossing.  more »
  • you just can't stop admiring it. its a masterpiece in World of architecture. do click pics from the highest peak there with this in background  more »
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  • Although it's not as pretty as the Golden Gate bridge (arguably), it is MUCH longer. And it's actually 2 bridges with a tunnel connecting it in the middle. I was lucky enough to be able to drive under, over, and sail underneath it (Part of it is a double-decker bridge which I drove on the underside). It's still one of the oldest suspension bridges in the country and is well-maintained. It's also the gateway to Oakland and the east Bay.
  • Amazing bridge. Its unbelievable that it has 2 story‚Äôs and its stunning how long it goes. You can also exit off the bridge to see Treasure Island. As a Canadian I do not know much about the bridge.
  • At night time u definitely love this place. It is like u r in dream. Beautiful reflection from water surface, cold winds and lights all around. Moreover one of the best design of civil engineering and architecture.
  • Another great attraction of North San Francisco. Though longer and greater to Golden gate bridge, this cannot be comparable to iconic Golden gate bridge. Wonder of modern engineering. 2 tier, 6 lane bridge connecting SFO to Oakland and Berkeley. Suspension bridge has become a play thing to these marvelous engineers. The way is extremely smooth and easily negotiable. Kudos to the team that was in every stage of construction. Can't stand and watch the city or the sun.
  • Although it's not as pretty as the Golden Gate bridge (arguably), it is MUCH longer. And it's actually 2 bridges with a tunnel connecting it in the middle. I was lucky enough to be able to drive under, over, and sail underneath it (Part of it is a double-decker bridge which I drove on the underside). It's still one of the oldest suspension bridges in the country and is well-maintained. It's also the gateway to Oakland and the east Bay.

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