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The Lesser Spans: Richmond – San Rafael Bridge

October 5, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Lesser Spans: Richmond – San Rafael Bridge

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.

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The Lesser Spans – San Mateo Bridge

October 4, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Lesser Spans – San Mateo Bridge

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.

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The Lesser Spans – Benicia-Martinez-Bridge

October 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Lesser Spans – Benicia-Martinez-Bridge

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.

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A Half Century of Bridges – Dumbarton Bridge

October 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
A Half Century of Bridges – Dumbarton Bridge

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 […]

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Out of the North

May 15, 2015 | By | Reply More
Out of the North

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.

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Tule Fog over San Francisco Bay

May 14, 2015 | By | Reply More
Tule Fog over San Francisco Bay

Storms over the bay can break up in several ways. They may dwindle in a series of windy gusts and separate showers – slanting streamers of rain hung like somber tapestries from dark masses of cloud in a brightening sky.

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The Coming of the Storms

May 13, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Coming of the Storms

Sometimes in late September or October masses of moist air move north from subtropical Pacific areas off Mexico, bringing to the bay occasional high clouds, possible showers, and, very rarely, thunderstorms.

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Smog and Mirages over the San Francisco Bay 2/2

May 12, 2015 | By | Reply More
Smog and Mirages over the San Francisco Bay 2/2

Held in by the mountains which rim the bay and by the inversion acting as a lid, the vapors collect steadily. Smoke rises slowly, flattens put against the bottom of the inversion.

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Smog and Mirages over the San Francisco Bay 1/2

May 11, 2015 | By | Reply More
Smog and Mirages over the San Francisco Bay 1/2

By September the sun has already moved far south; the air over the continent and the ground beneath it begin to cool off.

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The San Francisco Bay Without the Fog Canopy

May 10, 2015 | By | Reply More
The San Francisco Bay Without the Fog Canopy

One morning the fog, which may have blanketed the bay and its shores all day for several days, has suddenly vanished.

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