360° VR Panoramas of the San Francisco Bay Area
The Oakland Bay Bridge, Oakland
Oakland, California

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Approach to the Bay Bridge Trail

Approach to the Bay Bridge Trail

The pedestrian-bicycle path across the new Oakland half of the Bay Bridge begins in the industrial flatlands of the Port of Oakland.

San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, Oakland, California

Date photographed: May 18, 2014
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Oakland Bay Bridge pedestrian and bike path

Oakland Bay Bridge pedestrian and bike path

The official start of the new pathway is at the base of the incline, where both new and old bridges begin to climb to eventual deck level of 250 feet (76 meters).

San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, Oakland, California

Date photographed: May 18, 2014
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Bottom of the incline on the Oakland Bay Bridge

Bottom of the incline on the Oakland Bay Bridge

The portion of the old bridge that touched down in Oakland had to be removed to make room for the new bridge. This is the beginning of the incline, where the bridge climbs from sea level to the 240 foot elevation of the Yerba Buena Tunnel.

San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, Oakland, California

Date photographed: May 18, 2014
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Truss causeway of the old Oakland Bay Bridge

Truss causeway of the old Oakland Bay Bridge

The long causeway cantilever truss section of the old bay bridge, in process of demolition.

San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, Oakland, California

Date photographed: May 18, 2014
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Oakland Bay Bridge cantilever span

Oakland Bay Bridge cantilever span

The center segment of the main cantilever span over the shipping channel was removed in the first phase of demolition. Plans to replace the old bridge began soon after it was damaged in the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake.

San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, Oakland, California

Date photographed: May 18, 2014
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Pedestrian and bike paths on the Oakland Bay Bridge

Pedestrian and bike paths on the Oakland Bay Bridge

The Oakland portion of the Bay Bridge has both pedestrian and bicycle lanes, plus several wider viewpoints with seating.

San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, Oakland, California

Date photographed: May 18, 2014
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Safety lanes on the Oakland Bay Bridge

Safety lanes on the Oakland Bay Bridge

The new Oakland portion of the bay bridge has wide emergency lanes on each side of the five traffic lanes in each direction. Here we see a Caltrans tow truck stopped to assist a stalled vehicle.

San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, Oakland, California

Date photographed: May 18, 2014
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Mind the Gap! - demolition of the Oakland Bay Bridge

Mind the Gap! - demolition of the Oakland Bay Bridge

Demolition of the old cantilever Oakland Bay Bridge in progress, seen from the new bridge's pedestrian walkway and bike path.

San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, Oakland, California

Date photographed: May 18, 2014
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Old and new Oakland Bay Bridges

Old and new Oakland Bay Bridges

The new Oakland Bay Bridge features an unusual asymmetrical single-tower cable stay span, necessitated by the lack of a firm footing further east of the island. Note the two people standing near the end of the old bridge.

San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, Oakland, California

Date photographed: May 18, 2014
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Oakland Bay Bridge tower

Oakland Bay Bridge tower

The single self-anchoring tower of the new Oakland Bay Bridge is 525 feet (160 meters) tall, compared to the four 526 foot towers of the San Francisco portion of the bridge.

San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, Oakland, California

Date photographed: May 18, 2014
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Temporary end of the bike path on the Oakland Bay Bridge

Temporary end of the bike path on the Oakland Bay Bridge

The pedestrian/bicycle path on the new Oakland Bay Bridge is barricaded just short of Yerba Buena Island, pending replacement of the temporary S-curve section of roadway that connects to the tunnel.

San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, Oakland, California

Date photographed: May 18, 2014
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