Spanning various arms of the San Francisco Bay are several smaller bridges, such as the Southern Pacific railroad bridge between Martinez and Benicia, the drawbridge at Antioch over the San Joaquin channel, and the curving span over Richardson Bay, just north of Sausalito.
After the finishing of the Benicia-Martinez-Bridge, two years later the San Francisco Bay was spanned again, this time by a low-level drawbridge at the midpoint of the lower bay near San Mateo.
The first of the San Francisco Bay’s high – level bridges was the spectacular four – thousand – foot cantilever structure built in 1927 across the „inner Golden Gate“ at Carquinez, with a three-lane deck high enough to allow the passage of ships to Stockton.
The fame of the two biggest bridges has eclipsed the fact that the bay had been spanned several times previously and that new crossings are still being constructed. The San Francisco Bay’s first bridge was a railroad trestle built in 1906 by the Southern Pacific at the narrow of the shallow southern part of the […]
Cold spells on the bay are rare. San Francisco is kept warm in winter, as it is kept cool in summer, by the even-temperatured waters around it.