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Carquinez Bridge
22-JAN-2011

Carquinez Bridge

The Carquinez Bridge refers to parallel bridges spanning the Carquinez Strait, forming part of Interstate 80 between Crockett and Vallejo, California. The name originally referred to a single cantilever bridge built in 1927, helping to form a direct route between San Francisco and Sacramento. A second parallel cantilever bridge was completed in 1958 to deal with the increased traffic. Later, seismic problems of the 1927 span led to the construction and 2003 opening of a replacement: a suspension bridge officially called the Alfred Zampa Memorial Bridge. Currently, the Alfred Zampa Memorial Bridge carries westbound traffic from Vallejo to Crockett, and the 1958 cantilever span carries eastbound traffic. Toll is only charged to eastbound traffic.


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MARK KOEPPEN15-Apr-2012 05:10
Great image Bill. Love the composition for this impressive shot that provides a great sense of scale. Being a contractor who supplied some materials for the new bridge, I was given a tour inside the vertical columns that suspend the bridge and got to walk across the span between the two towers. Awesome view however I didn't have a camera with me that day. You ascend to the top via small wire mesh elevator and then climb another 40 feet up a ships ladder.
zonedout22-Mar-2011 12:56
Woo Hooo, Bill. I've been across here many times. Thanks for showing me this perspective. Fantastic image. V
Meagan Christie25-Feb-2011 21:55
Superb POV ! ~V~
Carol E Sandgren30-Jan-2011 05:57
You make an unelegant bridge look gorgeous! Nice job, Bill! I really like that golden highlight to the left.
Don Taylor24-Jan-2011 00:23
Wonderful photo Bill!
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