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San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge Suspension Bridge

You already know that Golden gate is the suspension bridge which has become a great icon of the image of the city of San Francisco, in California.

However, it is not the only bridge that crosses the San Francisco Bay.

In fact, the longest bridge that crosses it is known as Oakland Bay Bridge, which links the city of San Francisco with the town of Oakland, and which I tell you some curiosities.

Curiosities of the Oakland Bay Bridge

While the Golden gate It is arranged north / south, crossing the access door to the Pacific Ocean from the San Francisco Bay, he Oakland Bay Bridge, extends east west inwards.

Also with a very spectacular image, actually the Oakland Bay Bridge they are two successive bridges that save the Yerba Buena Island, which is crossed by a tunnel.

The west section has a length of 3,100 meters, while the east section has 2,800 meters. Of course, the widest arch is 700 meters, while the central arch of the Golden Gate reaches 1,280 meters.

He Oakland Bay Bridge it opened in 1936, six months before the Golden Gate, and is currently part of the Interstate 80, this toll section being, although only for westbound traffic.

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