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UP - Altamont Pass Road Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.746362,-121.655396

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Carries Union Pacific, ACE RR over Altamont Pass Road and frmr SP
Design: truss/through/warren
Design Details: Warren through truss
Total Length: 220.2 Feet
Span Length: 143.1 Feet

Overview: Warren through truss railroad bridge over Altamont Pass Road and frmr SP
History: Built 1907
Built: 1907

Location: Alameda County

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Altamont Pass Bridge

Looking West

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in April 2010

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Altamont Pass Bridge

Looking West

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in April 2010

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Altamont Pass Bridge

Looking West

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in April 2010

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Altamont Pass Bridge

Looking West

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in April 2010

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Altamont Pass Bridge

Looking East

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in April 2010

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Altamont Pass Bridge

Looking East

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in April 2010

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Altamont Pass Bridge

Looking East

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in April 2010

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Bernal Avenue Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.655278,-121.905000

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Carries Bernal Avenue over Arroyo De La Laguna
Design: truss/through/camelback
Design Details: Pratt camelback Through truss
Total Length: 130.9 Feet
Span Length: 125.0 Feet

Overview: Through truss bridge over Arroyo De La Laguna on Bernal Avenue in Pleasanton
History: Built 1941
Built: 1941

Location: Alameda County

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Bernal Ave

Looking East

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in April 2010

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Bernal Ave

Looking East

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in April 2010

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Bernal Ave

Looking East

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in April 2010

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Caldecott Tunnel

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.858333,-122.211667

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Carries CA Highway 24 over Berkeley Hills
Design: tunnel
Design Details: Tunnel
Total Length: 3610.1 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Set of four parallel tunnels on CA 24 in Oakland
History: First two bores built 1937, third built 1965, fourth built 2013
Built: 1937

Location: Alameda County

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Caldecott Tunnel

East portal, 1965 bore, showing edge of construction zone for new bore construction.

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in April 2010

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Caldecott Tunnel

East portal, 1965 bore, showing edge of construction zone for new bore construction.

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in April 2010

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Caldecott Tunnel

East end air handling building, 1937 bore

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in April 2010

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Caldecott Tunnel

West Portal

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in April 2010

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Caldecott Tunnel

West Portal showing both old and new portals

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in April 2010

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Caldecott Tunnel

West Portal

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in April 2010

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Caldecott Tunnel

West Portal

Photo taken by Brian Smith in February 2011

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Caldecott Tunnel

County Line, Caldecott Tunnel, Bore 3, westbound CA 24, Oakland

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Castro Valley Blvd. Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.693889,-122.086944

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Carries Castro Valley Blvd. over Lake Chabot Creek
Design: arch/deck
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 24.0 Feet
Span Length: 20.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Lake Chabot Creek on Castro Valley Blvd. in Castro Valley
History: ; rehabilitated 1917
Built:

Location: Alameda County

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Center Street Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.685833,-122.062778

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Carries Center Street over San Lorenzo Creek
Design: arch/deck
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 120.1 Feet
Span Length: 104.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over San Lorenzo Creek on Center Street in Castro Valley
History: Built 1913
Built: 1913

Location: Alameda County

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Published prior to 1923

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Image

Main arch centring and forms

Published prior to 1923

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View showing centring under main arch after pouring concrete

Published prior to 1923

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Miller-Sweeney Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.769030,-122.230166

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Carries Fruitvale Avenue over Oakland Estuary
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details:
Total Length: 395.0 Feet
Span Length: 128.0 Feet

Overview: Bascule over Oakland Estuary on Fruitvale Avenue
History: Constructed 1974
Built: 1974

Location: Alameda County

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Fruitvale Bridge

Looking North, nearest bridge is Fruitvale Ave, next bridge is SP RR vertical lift bridge, abandoned in up position, far bridge is Park St Bridge.

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in November 2009

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Fruitvale Bridge

Looking North, nearest bridge is Fruitvale Ave, next bridge is SP RR vertical lift bridge, abandoned in up position, far bridge is Park St Bridge.

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in November 2009

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Fruitvale Bridge

Looking NW

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in November 2009

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Miller Sweeney (Fruitville Avenue)

California

Drawing made by Douglas Butler

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Fruitvale Avenue Bridge

Looking Se

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

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Fruitvale Avenue Bridge

Looking West

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

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Fruitvale Avenue Bridge

Looking West

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Fruitvale Avenue Bridge

Looking West

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Fruitvale Avenue Bridge

Looking SW

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

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Fruitvale Avenue Bridge

Looking SW

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Fruitvale Avenue Bridge

Looking SW

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Fruitvale Avenue Bridge

Looking SW

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Fruitvale Avenue Bridge

Looking SW

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

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Fruitvale Avenue Bridge

Looking East

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

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Fruitvale Avenue Bridge

Looking NW

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

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Fruitvale Avenue Bridge

Looking West

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

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Fruitvale Avenue Bridge

Looking West

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Fruitvale Avenue Bridge

Looking West

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Fruitvale Avenue Bridge

Pano

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley

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Fruitvale Bridge

Open for boats

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013

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Fruitvale Bridge

Closed

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in November 2014

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UP - I-580-EB Overpass

Status: Open to railroad traffic only

Location: 37.732485,-121.630117

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Carries Union Pacific Railroad over Hwy I-580
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Concrete closed spandrel deck arch
Total Length: 71.9 Feet
Span Length: 62.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Eastbound I-580 on UP RR
History: Built 1938
Built: 1938

Location: Alameda County

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UP - I-580 Overpass

looking northeast

Photo taken by Mark Yashinsky

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UP - I-580 Overpass

looking southwest

Photo taken by Mark Yashinsky

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UP - Inner Harbor Bridge

Status: Intact but closed to all traffic
The City of Alameda hopes to someday use the bridge for light rail transport connecting Alameda to Oakland.

Location: 37.769050,-122.230502

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Carries Union Pacific over Oakland Estuary
Design: truss/through/warren
Design Details: Vertical lift
Total Length: 420.0 Feet
Span Length: 213.9 Feet

Overview: Vertical lift bridge over Oakland Estuary on Alameda Belt Line/Union Pacific
History: Built 1951; Union Pacific stopped all service in 2001 and abandoned the line in 2012.
Built: 1951

Location: Alameda County

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SP RR bridge across Oakland Inner Harbor

up position, looking SE.

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in November 2009

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SP RR bridge across Oakland Inner Harbor

Vertical lift RR bridge in up position, looking north. Nearest bridge is Fruitvale bridge in open position.

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in November 2009

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ABL - Fruitvale Bridge

Raised

Photo taken by Douglas Butler

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Inner Harbor Railroad Bridge

Looking SE

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

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Inner Harbor Railroad Bridge

Looking Se

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Inner Harbor Railroad Bridge

Looking SE

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Inner Harbor Railroad Bridge

Looking SE

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Inner Harbor Railroad Bridge

Looking SE

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Inner Harbor Railroad Bridge

Looking SE

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Inner Harbor Railroad Bridge

Looking NE

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Inner Harbor Railroad Bridge

Looking NE

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Inner Harbor Railroad Bridge

Looking SW

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Inner Harbor Railroad Bridge

Detail

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Inner Harbor Railroad Bridge

Detail

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Inner Harbor Railroad Bridge

Detail

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Inner Harbor Railroad Bridge

Detail

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Inner Harbor Railroad Bridge

Detail

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Inner Harbor Railroad Bridge

Detail

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Inner Harbor Railroad Bridge

Detail

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Inner Harbor Railroad Bridge

Detail

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Inner Harbor Railroad Bridge

Detail

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Inner Harbor Railroad Bridge

Detail

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Inner Harbor Railroad Bridge

Detail

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Inner Harbor Railroad Bridge

Detail

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

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ABL - Fruitvile Bridge

Old swing bridge removed

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in December 2014

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ABL -Fruitvale Bridge

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in December 2014

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ABL - Fruitvale Bridge

looking east

Photo taken by Michael Dugger in 2020

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ABL - Fruitvale Bridge

looking southeast

Photo taken by Michael Dugger in 2020

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Lake Temescal Park Road Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.842500,-122.225833

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Carries S13-BROADWAY TERR over Lake Temescal Park Road
Design: tunnel
Design Details: Tunnel
Total Length: 24.9 Feet
Span Length: 24.9 Feet

Overview: Tunnel over Lake Temescal Park Road on S13-BROADWAY TERR in Oakland
History: Built 1951
Built: 1951

Location: Alameda County

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Leimert Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.812222,-122.213611

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Carries Leimert Blvd. over Sausal Creek Cynyon
Design: arch/deck/open
Design Details: Open spandrel concrete deck arch
Total Length: 357.0 Feet
Span Length: 172.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Diamond Canyon in Oakland, California; carries Leimert Boulevard over canyon.
History: Built 1926 to promote real estate development on south side of canyon.
Built: 1926

Location: Alameda County

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Leimert Bridge Plaque

Historic Landmark Plaque dedicated to Leimert Bridge over Sausal Creek in Diamond Canyon, Oakland, California

Photo taken by Mike Buckley in July 2011

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Leimert Bridge Roadway

Leimert Bridge Roadway, looking north toward Park Boulevard

Photo taken by Mike Buckley in July 2011

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Leimert Bridge

Leimert Bridge view, mostly obscured by trees, looking west from edge of Diamond Canyon

Photo taken by Mike Buckley in July 2011

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Leimert Bridge

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Mac Arthur Blvd. Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.730833,-122.138889

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Carries Mac Arthur Blvd. over San Leandro Creek
Design: arch/deck
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 75.1 Feet
Span Length: 67.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over San Leandro Creek on Mac Arthur Blvd. in San Leandro
History: Built 1909; rehabilitated 1934
Built: 1909

Location: Alameda County

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Marin Avenue Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.890000,-122.271944

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Carries Marin Avenue over Solano-Sutter Street Tunnel
Design: tunnel
Design Details: Tunnel
Total Length: 463.9 Feet
Span Length: 463.9 Feet

Overview: Tunnel over Solano-Sutter Street Tunnel on Marin Avenue in Berkeley
History: Built 1930
Built: 1930

Location: Alameda County

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Oak Street Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.799167,-122.263056

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Carries 11th Street over Oak Street
Design: arch/deck
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 40.0 Feet
Span Length: 40.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Oak Street on 11th Street in Oakland
History: Built 1965
Built: 1965

Location: Alameda County

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Oakland Avenue Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.822178,-122.245400

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Carries Oakland Avenue over Linda Avenue
Design: arch/deck/closed
Design Details: Closed spandrel concrete deck arch.
Total Length: 343.2 Feet
Span Length: 159.1 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over Linda Avenue on Oakland Avenue in Piedmont
History: Built 1911
Built: 1911

Location: Alameda County

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Oakland Avenue Bridge

Photo taken by Mark Yashinsky in 2014

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High Street Bridge (1939)

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.764491,-122.224936

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Carries High Street over Oakland Estuary
Design: other
Design Details: Double leaf Bascule bridge
Total Length: 505.3 Feet
Span Length: 295.3 Feet

Overview: Double leaf Bascule bridge over Oakland Estuary on High Street in Oakland
History: Built 1939
Built: 1939

Location: Alameda County

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High Street Bridge

Looking west.

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in November 2009

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High Street Bridge

Builders plaque.

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High Street Bridge

Looking west.

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in November 2009

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High Street Bridge

Looking west.

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in November 2009

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High Street Bridge

Looking west.

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in November 2009

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Drawing

Drawing made by Douglas Butler

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Drawing

Drawing made by Douglas Butler

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High Street Bridge

Looking SE from Fruitvale Bridge

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

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High Street Bridge

Looking SE from Fruitvale Bridge

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

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High Street Bridge

Looking SE

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High Street Bridge

Looking SE

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High Street Bridge

Looking SE

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High Street Bridge

Looking SW

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High Street Bridge

Looking SW

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High Street Bridge

Looking SW

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High Street Bridge

Looking SW

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High Street Bridge

Looking SW

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High Street Bridge

Looking SW

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High Street Bridge

Looking NE

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High Street Bridge

Looking NE

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High Street Bridge

Looking NE

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High Street Bridge

Detail

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High Street Bridge

Looking NE

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High Street Bridge

Barrel NE

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

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Park Street Bridge (1934)

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.771944,-122.235833

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Carries Park Street over Oakland Estuary
Design: other
Design Details: Double leaf Bascule drawbridge
Total Length: 700.2 Feet
Span Length: 145.0 Feet

Overview: Double leaf Bascule bridge over Oakland Estuary on Park Street in Oakland
History: Built 1934
Built: 1934

Location: Alameda County

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Park Street Bridge

Looking NE.

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in November 2009

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Park Street Bridge

Looking SE.

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in November 2009

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Photo taken by Douglas Butler

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Photo taken by Douglas Butler

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Park Street Bridge

Looking SW

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

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Park Street Bridge

Looking SW

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Park Street Bridge

Looking SW

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Park Street Bridge

Looking SW

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Park Street Bridge

Looking SW

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Park Street Bridge

Looking SW

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Park Street Bridge

Looking NE

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Park Street Bridge

Looking NE

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Park Street Bridge

Looking NE

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Park Street Bridge

Looking NE

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Park Street Bridge

Looking East

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Park Street Bridge

Detail

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Park Street Bridge

Looking East

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Park Street Bridge

Detail

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Park Street Bridge

Detail

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Park Street Bridge

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Park Street Bridge

Detail

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Park Street Bridge

Looking NE

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Park Street Bridge

Looking SE

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Park Street Bridge

Looking NE

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Park Street Bridge

Detail

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

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Park Street Bridge

Detail

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Park Street Bridge

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Park Street Bridge

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Park Street Bridge

Detail

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Park Street Bridge

Looking NE

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

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Park Street Bridge

Looking SE

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

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Park Street Bridge

Looking SE

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

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Park Street Bridge

Looking SW

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

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Park Street Bridge

Looking SW

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

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Park Street Bridge

Looking South

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

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Park Street Bridge

Looking South

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

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Park Street Bridge

Looking South

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

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Park Street Bridge

Looking SW

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

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Park Street Bridge

Looking SW

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

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Park Street Bridge

Detail

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

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Park Street Bridge

Detail

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

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Park Street Bridge

Detail

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

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Park Street Bridge

Deatil

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

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Park Street Bridge

Deatil

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

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Park Street Bridge

Detail

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

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Park Street Bridge

Home sweet Home

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

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Park Street Bridge

Deatil

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

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Park Street Bridge

Detail

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

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Park Street Bridge

Detail

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

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Park Street Bridge

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Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

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Park Street Bridge

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Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

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Park Street Bridge

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Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

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Park Street Bridge

Detail

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

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Park Street Bridge

Looking NE

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

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Park Street Bridge

Looking NW from Fruitvale Avenue Bridge

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

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Park Street Bridge

Looking NW from Fruitvale Avenue Bridge

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

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Park Street Bridge

Looking NW from Fruitvale Avenue Bridge

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

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Park Street Bridge

Looking NW from Fruitvale Avenue Bridge

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

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Park Street Bridge

Looking NW from Fruitvale Avenue Bridge

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

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Park Street Bridge

Looking NW from Fruitvale Avenue Bridge

Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in August 2014

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Park Street Bridge

Pano

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Oakland Inner Harbor Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.788056,-122.277778

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Carries CA 260 NB over Oakland Inner Harbor
Design: tunnel
Design Details: Tunnel
Total Length: 3350.2 Feet
Span Length: 3350.2 Feet

Overview: Tunnel over Oakland Inner Harbor on CA 260 NB in Alameda
History: Built 1963
Built: 1963

Location: Alameda County

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Oakland Inner Harbor Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.787500,-122.276111

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Carries CA 260 SB over Oakland Inner Harbor
Design: tunnel
Design Details: Tunnel
Total Length: 3545.1 Feet
Span Length: 3545.1 Feet

Overview: Tunnel over Oakland Inner Harbor on CA 260 SB in Alameda
History: Built 1927
Built: 1927

Location: Alameda County

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Old Dublin Road Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.697360,-122.040978

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Carries Old Dublin Road over San Lorenzo Creek
Design: arch/deck
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 41.0 Feet
Span Length: 34.1 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over San Lorenzo Creek on Old Dublin Road in Castro Valley
History: Built 1927
Built: 1927

Location: Alameda County

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Old Dublin Road Bridge

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Bay Farm Island Bridge (1953)

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.748944,-122.236283

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Carries CA 61 over San Leandro Bay
Design: other
Design Details: Single leaf bascule draw bridge
Total Length: 963.0 Feet
Span Length: 92.0 Feet

Overview: Bascule bridge over San Leandro Bay on CA 61 in Alameda
History: Built 1953
Built: 1953

Location: Alameda County

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Hwy 61 Bridge, San Leandro Bay

Looking SE.

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Bay Farm Island Bridge

Looking North

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Bay Farm Island Bridge

Looking North

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Bay Farm Island Bridge

California

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Bay Farm Island bridge

Closed for motor traffic

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Bay Farm Island Bridge

Open for boat traffic bike bridge in the background next to it

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CA-185 San Leandro Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.726811,-122.157640

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Carries CA-185 over San Leandro Creek
Design: arch/deck
Design Details: Arch
Total Length: 77.1 Feet
Span Length: 72.8 Feet

Overview: Concrete arch bridge over San Leandro Creek on CA-185 in San Leandro
History: Built 1901
Built: 1901

Location: Alameda County

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NCRy - Farwell Bridge (1896)

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.597626,-121.947141

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Carries Niles Canyon Railway over Alameda Creek and CA-84/Niles Canyon Road
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: The original wooden covered Howe truss was replaced by the current pin connected Pratt truss in 1896. Piers built by Western Pacific Railroad in 1865-66 Truss by Edge Moor Bridge Works, Edge Moor, MD, 1896 Approach trestles replaced by American Bridge, Toledo OH, 1905, and Virginia Bridge & Iron, Roanoke VA, 1932
Total Length: 448.0 Feet
Span Length: 97.5 Feet

Overview: Pratt through truss bridge over Alameda Creek and CA-84 on Niles Canyon Railway
History: Built 1896, replacing the original single-span covered wooden Howe Truss.
Built: 1896

Location: Alameda County

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Niles Canyon Railway train on Farwell Bridge

The pin connected truss dates from 1896 and the stone pier from 1866.

Photo taken by Alan Frank in 2000

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Farwell postcard

Farwell and the surrounding parks were popular resort destinations around the turn of the century.

Post card of Farwell Bridge dated 1911

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Farwell Bridge

Looking West

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Farwell Bridge

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Farwell Bridge

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Farwell Bridge

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Farwell Bridge

Upstream face

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Farwell Bridge

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Farwell Bridge

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Farwell Bridge

West end detail

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Farwell Bridge

Looking East

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Farwell Bridge

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Farwell Bridge

Downstream face

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Farwell Bridge

Downstream face

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Farwell Bridge

Downstream face

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Farwell Bridge

Downstream face

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Farwell Bridge

Looking East

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Farwell Bridge

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Farwell Bridge

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Farwell Bridge

Looking West

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Farwell Bridge

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Farwell Bridge

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Farwell Bridge

Looking West

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Farwell Bridge

Looking West

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Niles Canyon Bridge

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SP - Farwell Bridge (1866)

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 37.597000,-121.947000

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Carries Southern Pacific Railroad over Alameda Creek and Niles Canyon Road
Design: truss/through/howe
Design Details: Single-span covered wooden Howe truss (similar to original Dress Bridge).
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost single-span covered wooden Howe through truss bridge over Alameda Creek and Niles Canyon Road on Southern Pacific Railroad
History: Built 1866
Built: 1866

Location: Alameda County

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SP - Dresser Bridge (1866)

Status: Superstructure replaced

Location: 37.590255,-121.957027

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Carries Southern Pacific Railroad over Alameda Creek and Old Canyon Road
Design: truss/through/howe
Design Details: Two wooden Howe trusses with coursed-ashlar sandstone piers
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Howe through truss bridge over Alameda Creek and Niles Canyon Road on Southern Pacific Railroad
History: Built 1866 by Western Pacific Railroad (1862-1870); two original piers still used.
Built: 1866

Location: Alameda County

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Berkeley East Shore Pedestrian Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrians

Location: 37.864473,-122.303092

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Carries East Shore Pedestrian Overcrossing over I-80 and West Frontage Road
Design: arch/through/steel
Design Details: Welded steel tied arch with suspended precast concrete through arch deck.
Total Length: 706.4 Feet
Span Length: 293.3 Feet

Overview: Tied arch over I-80 and West Frontage Road on East Shore Pedestrian Overcrossing
History: Built 2002
Built: 2002

Location: Alameda County

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Berkeley Pedestrian Bridge

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in April 2010

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Berkeley Pedestrian Bridge

Looking West

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Berkeley Pedestrian Bridge

East end

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Berkeley Pedestrian Bridge

East end detail

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Berkeley Pedestrian Bridge

Looking West

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Berkeley Pedestrian Bridge

Looking West

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Berkeley Pedestrian Bridge

Detail

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Berkeley Pedestrian Bridge

Looking East

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Stanley Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.578254,-121.968626

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Carries Old Canyon Road over Alameda Creek
Design: beam/stringer/concrete
Design Details: Concrete beam and concrete deck, open design support legs have been converted to closed design in earthquake retrofit.
Total Length: 298.9 Feet
Span Length: 45.9 Feet

Overview: Concrete stringer bridge over Alameda Creek on Old Canyon Road
History: Built 1948
Built: 1948

Location: Alameda County

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Stanley Bridge Fremont

West face

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Stanley Bridge Fremont

Looking SE

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Stanley Bridge Fremont

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Stanley Bridge Fremont

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Stanley Bridge Fremont

West face

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Niles Concrete Bridge

This may be the predecessor bridge.

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NCRy - Dresser Bridge (1906)

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.590012,-121.957214

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Carries Niles Canyon Railway over Alameda Creek and Hwy 84
Design: truss/through/warren
Design Details: Skewed Warren subdivided through truss with deck plate girder approach
Total Length: 377.0 Feet
Span Length: 130.0 Feet

Overview: Warren through truss bridge over Alameda Creek and Hwy 84 on Niles Canyon Railway
History:
Built: 1906

Location: Alameda County

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Dresser RR Bridge

Looking East

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Dresser RR Bridge

Looking East

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Dresser RR Bridge

Looking West

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Dresser RR Bridge

Looking West

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UP - Arroyo de la Laguna Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.594977,-121.902668

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Carries Union Pacific Railroad over Alameda Creek
Design: truss/through/warren
Design Details: Two Warren through trusses with deck plate girder approaches
Total Length: 455.0 Feet
Span Length: 130.0 Feet

Overview: Warren through truss bridge over Alameda Creek on Union Pacific Railroad
History:
Built:

Location: Alameda County

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NCRy - Arroyo de la Laguna Bridge (1899)

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.607863,-121.876007

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Carries Niles Canyon Railway over Arroyo de Laguna
Design: girder/pony/plate
Design Details: Pony/riveted through plate girder
Total Length: 487.0 Feet
Span Length: 101.0 Feet

Overview: Pony/through plate girder bridge over Arroyo de la Laguna on Southern Pacific/Niles Canyon Railway
History: Built in 1899 as a replacement of original covered Howe truss, still has original stone abutments and piers #1 and #2, and on original ROW of the first transcontinental railroad line. Dec 2018 - 6" settlement corrected.
Built: 1899

Location: Alameda County

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Arroyo de Laguna Bridge

Looking West

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Arroyo de Laguna Bridge

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Arroyo de Laguna Bridge

South face, West end

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Arroyo de Laguna Bridge

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Arroyo de Laguna Bridge

South face, east end

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Verona Avenue Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrians

Location: 37.626674,-121.882629

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Carries Verona Avenue over Arroyo de Laguna
Design: truss/through/pennsylvania
Design Details: 8-panel Pennsylvania through truss
Total Length: 165.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Pennsylvania Through truss bridge over Arroyo de Laguna on Verona Avenue
History:
Built:

Location: Alameda County

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Verona Ave Pleasanton

Looking East

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Verona Ave Pleasanton

Looking East

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Verona Ave Pleasanton

Detail

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Verona Ave Pleasanton

Intersection detail

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Verona Ave Pleasanton

Detail, Whipple type intersection

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UP - Altamont Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.721889,-121.696363

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Carries Union Pacific, BNSF, ACE RR over Altamont Creek, Altamont Pass Road
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Four segment deck plate girder trestle with pony deck plate approach on South end.
Total Length: 425.0 Feet
Span Length: 84.0 Feet

Overview: Deck plate girder bridge over Altamont Creek, Altamont Pass Road on Union Pacific, ACE RR
History:
Built: 1908

Location: Alameda County

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Altamont Creek RR crossing

Looking Southwest.

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in April 2010

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Altamont Creek RR crossing

West face, North end.

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Altamont Creek RR crossing

West face

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Altamont Creek RR crossing

South end, west face

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UP - Altamont Creek Bridge

looking southwest

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UP - Altamont Creek Bridge

looking south

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Posey Tube

Status:

Location: 37.791422,-122.274731

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Carries State Route 260 over Oakland Inner Harbor
Design: tunnel
Design Details: Immersed tube construction. Art deco ventilation buildings.
Total Length: 3545.1 Feet
Span Length: 3545.1 Feet

Overview: Immersed Tube tunnel under Oakland Inner Harbor on State Route 260
History: Built 1927, seismic retrofit 2000
Built: 1927

Location: Alameda County

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Posey Tube

Eastbound

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Posey Tube

Eastbound

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Posey Tube

Eastbound

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Posey Tube

Eastbound

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Posey Tube

Eastbound

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Posey Tube

Eastbound

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Posey Tube

Eastbound

Photo taken by Brian Smith in February 2011

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City limit in Posey Tube, under Oakland Estuary, CA 61, Oakland

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Posey Tube

Looking North

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Posey Tube

Looking North

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Posey Tube

Looking NE

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Posey Tube

Looking NE

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Posey Tube

Looking NE

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Posey Tube

Looking NE

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Posey Tube

Looking NE

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Webster Street Tube

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.788056,-122.277778

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Carries State Route 260, Webster Street over Oakland Inner Harbor
Design: tunnel
Design Details: Tunnel
Total Length: 3350.2 Feet
Span Length: 3350.2 Feet

Overview: Tunnel under Oakland Inner Harbor on State Route 260, Webster Street
History: Built 1963
Built: 1963

Location: Alameda County

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Webster Tube, Oakland to Alameda

Driving West

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Webster Tube, Oakland to Alameda

Driving West

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Webster Tube, Oakland to Alameda

Driving West

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Webster Tube, Oakland to Alameda

Driving West

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Webster Street Tunnel

North bound

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Webster Street Tunnel

North bound

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Webster Street Tunnel

North bound

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Sunol Aqueduct (Flume Bridge)

Status: Abandoned
Possible restoration of the structure and inclusion into the East Bay Parks district trail system.

Location: 37.586939,-121.958833

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Carries over
Design: arch/deck/open
Design Details: Open spandrel reinforced concrete arch carrying an 8' x 6' water channel.
Total Length: 118.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Abandoned open-spandrel arch bridge
History: Built between 1920-1925 by the Spring Valley Water Company
Built: 1920-1925

Location: Alameda County

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Partial Elevation

Elevation of the north side of the stucture.

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Full Elevation

View of the full structure (spliced from multiple pictures).

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East Abutment

View of the east end of the arch.

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West Abutment

View of the west end of the arch.

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Arch Base

View of the arch base from below.

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Arch Supports

View of the arch spandrels from below.

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Top of Aqueduct

View looking west along the top of the structure.

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Partial Elevation Top

Side view from near the top looking west.

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Interior of Aqueduct

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SP - Newark Slough Drawbridge

Status: Closed to all traffic

Location: 37.513437,-122.081923

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Carries Caltrain over Newark Slough
Design: truss/through/baltimore
Design Details: Baltimore through truss rotating swing bridge
Total Length: 417.0 Feet
Span Length: 181.0 Feet

Overview: Baltimore through truss bridge over Newark Slough on Caltrain; this is the east end of SP Dumbarton Bridge
History: Built 1910
Built: 1910

Location: Alameda County

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Newark Slough Swing Bridge

Looking South. Abandoned in place very difficult to approach

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in July 2010

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Newark Slough Swing Bridge

Looking South. Abandoned in place very difficult to approach

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Newark Slough Swing Bridge

Looking South. Abandoned in place very difficult to approach

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in July 2010

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SP - Newark Slough Drawbridge

Open

Photo taken by Douglas Butler

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From SFO-bound flight

Photo taken by Zachary S in April 2015

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SP - Newark Slough Drawbridge

moved from Comments section with permission from photographer

Photo taken by Michael Dugger in August 2020

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SP - Newark Slough Drawbridge

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Photo taken by Michael Dugger in August 2020

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SP - Newark Slough Drawbridge

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Photo taken by Michael Dugger in August 2020

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SP - Newark Slough Drawbridge

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Photo taken by Michael Dugger in August 2020

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SP - Newark Slough Drawbridge

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SP - Dumbarton Bridge

Status: Abandoned
Owned by San Mateo County Transit District; proposed for rebuilding for commuter rail operation, with possible financial contributions from Facebook, Inc.

Location: 37.497288,-122.110057

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Carries Caltrain over San Francisco Bay
Design: truss/through/baltimore
Design Details: Baltimore through truss swing bridge with three spans of Pratt through truss approach span on each end and extensive deck trestle approaches.
Total Length: 7528.0 Feet
Span Length: 316.0 Feet

Overview: Abandoned baltimore through truss bridge over San Francisco Bay on Caltrain
History: Built 1910, last used for freight 1982; acquired by San Mateo County Transit District 1994
Built: 1910

Location: Alameda County

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Dumbarton RR Swing Bridge

Looking SW

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in July 2010

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Dumbarton RR Swing Bridge

Looking SW

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Dumbarton RR Swing Bridge

Looking West

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in July 2010

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Dumbarton RR Swing Bridge

Looking West with Hetch Hetchy water project pipes in foreground.

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in July 2010

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Dumbarton RR Swing Bridge

Looking West, main span open

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Dumbarton RR Swing Bridge

Looking West

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Dumbarton RR Swing Bridge

East approach trestle

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in July 2010

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Dumbarton RR Swing Bridge

Looking West

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Dumbarton RR Swing Bridge

Looking West

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Dumbarton RR Swing Bridge

Looking West

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Dumbarton RR Swing Bridge

Looking West

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in July 2010

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Dumbarton RR Swing Bridge

Looking SW

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in July 2010

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Dumbarton RR Swing Bridge

Looking SW

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Dumbarton RR Swing Bridge

Looking SW

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in July 2010

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Dumbarton RR Swing Bridge

Looking SW

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Dumbarton RR Swing Bridge

Center span details

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Dumbarton RR Swing Bridge

East approach trusses

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in July 2010

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Dumbarton RR Swing Bridge

East approach trusses

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in July 2010

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Dumbarton RR Swing Bridge

Looking South

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in July 2010

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SP - Dumbarton Bridge

California

Photo taken by Douglas Butler

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SP - Dumbarton Bridge

Open

Photo taken by Douglas Butler

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Published prior to 1923

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Published prior to 1923

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Published prior to 1923

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From SFO-bound flight

Photo taken by Zachary S in April 2015

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From SFO-bound flight

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Crow Creek Bridge

Status: Replaced by new bridge

Location: 37.692165,-122.058857

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Carries Grove Way over Crow Creek
Design: arch/deck/open
Design Details: Concrete open spandrel, barrel arch, deck arch.
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Open-spandrel arch bridge over Crow Creek on Grove Way
History: Built 1913, replaced unknown year, current bridge installed, 1988
Built: 1913

Location: Alameda County

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Crow Creek

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Crow Creek

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Crow Creek

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Crow Creek3

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Crow Creek

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Crow Creek

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Crow Creek

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Grove Way Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.680604,-122.093760

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Carries Grove Way over San Lorenzo Creek
Design: girder/pony/concrete
Design Details: Curved concrete through girder bridge with slightly arched deck.
Total Length: 63.0 Feet
Span Length: 60.0 Feet

Overview: Curved concrete through girder bridge over San Lorenzo Creek on Grove Way
History: Built 1915
Built: 1915

Location: Alameda County

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Grove Way Bridge

Looking NW

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in July 2010

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Grove Way Bridge

Looking West

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Grove Way Bridge

Plaque, West end of structure

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Grove Way Bridge

Looking East

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Grove Way Bridge

Looking South

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Grove Way Bridge

Looking West

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Grove Way Bridge

Looking West

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Grove Way Bridge

Looking West

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Solano Avenue Tunnel

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.889611,-122.272352

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Carries Solano Avenue over under Marin Avenue
Design: tunnel
Design Details: Curved concrete tunnel
Total Length: 463.9 Feet
Span Length: 463.9 Feet

Overview: Tunnel under under Marin Avenue on Solano Avenue
History: Built 1930
Built: 1930

Location: Alameda County

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Solano Ave Tunnel

South portal

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Solano Ave Tunnel

South portal

Photo taken by Linda Philpott

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Solano Ave Tunnel

South portal

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Golden Gate Avenue Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.849426,-122.239969

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Carries Broadway over Golden Gate Ave
Design: beam/tee
Design Details: Concrete tee beam
Total Length: 146.3 Feet
Span Length: 54.1 Feet

Overview: Concrete tee beam bridge over Golden Gate Ave on Broadway
History: Built 1934
Built: 1934

Location: Alameda County

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SP - Happy Valley Road Overpass

Status: Derelict/abandoned
Tracks gone, but Niles Canyon Railway plans to extend operations over this ROW into Pleasanton, CA

Location: 37.637159,-121.886051

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Carries SP Railroad over Happy Valley Road
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Steel stringer bridge over Happy Valley Road on SP Railroad
History:
Built:

Location: Alameda County

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Geary Road Bridge

Status: Open to traffic
Set for replacement 2013

Location: 37.508895,-121.828998

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Carries Geary Road over Small Stream
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Small Stream on Geary Road
History:
Built:

Location: Alameda County

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Bay Farm Island Bicycle Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrians only

Location: 37.748734,-122.235580

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Carries Bike Traffic over San Leandro Bay
Design: truss/modern/pony/pratt
Design Details: Modern Pratt pony truss bascule drawbridge
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Modern Pratt pony truss bascule drawbridge over San Leandro Bay on Bike Traffic
History: Built 1993
Built: 1993

Location: Alameda County

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Bike (Bay Farm Island) - San Leandro Bay Foot Bridge

California

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Bike (Bay Farm Island - San Leandro Bay Foot Bridge

Next to Bay Farm Island bridge

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013

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UP - Mud Slough Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.469107,-121.973800

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Carries Union Pacific RR over Mud Slough
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder swing
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Deck plate girder bridge over Mud Slough on Union Pacific RR
History: Built 1905
Built: 1905

Location: Alameda County

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UP - Mud Slough Drawbridge

In operation

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Webster Street Drawbridge (1871)

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 37.792099,-122.275462

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Carries Webster Street over Oakland Harbor
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Through truss swing
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Through truss bridge over Oakland Harbor on Webster Street
History: Built 1871; Replaced 1898
Built: 1871

Location: Alameda County

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Webster Street Bridge

Replaced

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in June 2013

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California Drawbridges (Bernard C. Winn)

Photo taken by Douglas Butler

426033

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Postcard

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Tech drawing from Douglas Butler

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SN - Chabot Road Overpass

Status: Removed

Location: 37.850752,-122.241609

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Carries Sacramento Northern Railway over Chabot Road
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Chabot Road on Sacramento Northern Railway
History: Built ?; Removed 1957
Built:

Location: Alameda County

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Beach Street Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.827567,-122.291027

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Carries Beach Street/Oakland Terminal Railway ROW/Key System ROW over EBMUD Access Rd/Old Sacramento Northern Railway ROW
Design: slab
Design Details: Slab
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Slab bridge over EBMUD Access Rd/Old Sacramento Northern Railway ROW on Beach Street/Oakland Terminal Railway ROW/Key System ROW
History:
Built:

Location: Alameda County

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SN - Redwood Peak Tunnel

Status: Abandoned

Location: 37.833666,-122.191843

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Carries Sacramento Northern Railway over Shepherd Canyon
Design: tunnel
Design Details: Tunnel
Total Length: 3400.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Abandoned tunnel through Shepherd/Redwood Canyon on Sacramento Northern Railway
History: Built 1911, closed & sealed 1957; Caved-in 1982
Built: 1911

Location: Alameda County

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West Portal

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SN Overpass

Status:

Location: 37.832833,-122.214507

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Carries over
Design: unknown
Design Details:
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Bridge
History:
Built:

Location: Alameda County

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SN - Thornhill Drive Overpass

Status: Removed

Location: 37.831880,-122.215040

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Carries Sacramento Northern Railway over Thornhill Drive
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Deck plate girder bridge over Thornhill Drive on Sacramento Northern Railway
History: Built ?; Deck plate girder added ca 1930; Removed in 1957
Built:

Location: Alameda County

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SN - Mountain Boulevard Overpass (1936)

Status: Removed

Location: 37.828501,-122.210645

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Carries Sacramento Northern Railway over Mountain Boulevard
Design: girder/pony/plate
Design Details: Pony plate girder
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Mountain Boulevard on Sacramento Northern Railway
History: Built 1936; Removed 1957
Built: 1936

Location: Alameda County

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BART - Berkeley Hills Tunnel

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.851372,-122.238084

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Carries BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) over Berkeley Hills
Design: tunnel
Design Details: Tunnel
Total Length: 16896.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Tunnel under Berkeley Hills on BART (Bay Area Rapid Transport)
History: Bore completed in 1967, Open for revenue in 1973 they run just north of the Caldecott tunnels
Built: 1973

Location: Alameda County

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IER - Oakland Estuary Bridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 37.769034,-122.230232

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Carries Interurban Electric Railway over Oakland Estuary
Design: truss/through
Design Details: Through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Through truss bridge over Oakland Estuary on Interurban Electric Railway
History: Coverted from railroad-only to road vehicle usage in 1951. Replaced by a new bridge in 1974.
Built: 1894

Location: Alameda County

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IER - Oakland Estuary Bridge

Replaced

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in September 2014

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Bridges across Tidal Canal

(Picture at bottom) "Newly built bridges across canal at Fruitvale Avenue"

Photo taken by San Francisco Call, Volume 87, Number 64, dated 3 August 1901

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Old Fruitvale Bridge for cars

Original Fruitvale bridge after conversion from railroad-only to road vehicle usage.

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NCRy - Mission Blvd/CA-238 Overpass

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 37.578333,-121.971667

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Carries Niles Canyon Railway/Union Pacific Railroad over Mission Blvd/CA 238
Design: girder
Design Details: Girder
Total Length: 75.1 Feet
Span Length: 71.9 Feet

Overview: Lost Girder bridge over Mission Blvd/CA-238 on Niles Canyon Railway/Union Pacific Railroad
History: Built 1937; Replaced 2006
Built: 1937

Location: Alameda County

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UP - Niles Boulevard Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.574722,-121.973333

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Carries Union Pacific Railroad over Niles Boulevard
Design: girder/pony/plate
Design Details: Pony plate girder
Total Length: 45.9 Feet
Span Length: 40.0 Feet

Overview: Pony/through plate girder bridge over Niles Boulevard on Union Pacific Railroad
History: Built 1937
Built: 1937

Location: Alameda County

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UP - Niles Canyon Road Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.593333,-121.888333

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Carries Union Pacific Railroad & Offramp over Niles Canyon Road
Design: girder
Design Details: Girder
Total Length: 79.1 Feet
Span Length: 79.1 Feet

Overview: Girder bridge over Niles Canyon Road on Union Pacific Railroad & Offramp
History: Built 1941
Built: 1941

Location: Alameda County

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UP - Pleasanton-Sunol Road Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.627265,-121.881556

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Carries Union Pacific Railroad over Pleasanton-Sunol Road and NCRy
Design: girder/pony
Design Details: Pony/through girder and deck girder
Total Length: 202.1 Feet
Span Length: 119.1 Feet

Overview: Deck and through girder bridge over Pleasanton-Sunol Road and NCRy on Union Pacific Railroad
History: Built 1907
Built: 1907

Location: Alameda County

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SN - Snake Road Trestle

Status: Removed, replaced with a footbridge

Location: 37.826086,-122.206938

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Carries Sacramento Northern Railway over Snake Road
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: Timber stringer
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Timber stringer bridge over Snake Road on Sacramento Northern Railway
History: Built ?; Removed 1957
Built:

Location: Alameda County

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Bay Farm Island Bridge (1898)

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 37.749599,-122.236280

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Carries Bay Farm Island over San Leandro Bay
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pratt through truss swing
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Polygonal Warren through truss bridge over San Leandro Bay on Bay Farm Island
History: Built 1898; replaced 1953
Built: 1898

Location: Alameda County

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Bay Farm Island Bridge (Old)

Replaced

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in October 2014

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Tech drawings from Douglas Butler

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Harrison Street Bridge

Status: Removed

Location: 37.791157,-122.274587

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Carries Harrison Street & Southern Pacific Railroad over Oakland Estuary
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pratt through truss swing
Total Length: 800.0 Feet
Span Length: 300.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Oakland Estuary on Harrison Street & Southern Pacific Railroad
History: Built in 1898; Removed 1924
Built: 1898

Location: Alameda County

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SP - Oakland Harbor Bridge

California Drawbridges (Bernard C. Winn)

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in January 2015

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California Drawbridges (Bernard C. Winn)

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in January 2016

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Published prior to 1923

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Published prior to 1923

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Published prior to 1923

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SN - Broadway Terrace Overpass

Status: Removed

Location: 37.841699,-122.225356

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Carries Sacramento Northern Railway over Broadway Terrace
Design: girder/pony/plate
Design Details: Pony plate girder
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Pony/through plate girder bridge over Broadway Terrace on Sacramento Northern Railway
History: Built 1936; Removed 1957
Built: 1936

Location: Alameda County

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Warren Freeway Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.841611,-122.224694

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Carries Warren Freeyway over Broadway Terrace
Design: beam/tee
Design Details: Concrete tee beam
Total Length: 119.1 Feet
Span Length: 57.1 Feet

Overview: Concrete tee beam bridge over Broadway Terrace on Warren Freeyway
History: Built 1951
Built: 1951

Location: Alameda County

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Warren Freeway Offramp Overpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.842556,-122.225917

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Carries Warren Freeyway Offramp over Lake Temescal Park Road
Design: arch/deck
Design Details: Deck arch
Total Length: 24.9 Feet
Span Length: 24.9 Feet

Overview: Deck arch bridge over Lake Temescal Park Road on Warren Freeway Offramp
History: Built 1951
Built: 1951

Location: Alameda County

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SN - Florence Avenue Trestle

Status: Removed

Location: 37.836722,-122.220769

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Carries Sacramento Northern Railway over
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: Timber stringer
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Timber stringer bridge over Abandoned section of Florence Avenue on Sacramento Northern Railway
History: Built ?; Removed 1957
Built:

Location: Alameda County

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"Detail from C55 also shows a long forgotten SN trestle that crossed a long-forgotten path across the Hayward Fault Valley"

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C55

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SN - East Finger Lake Temescal Bridge

Status: Removed and the finger filled

Location: 37.846518,-122.229560

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Carries Sacramento Northern Railway over East Finger Lake Temescal
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Deck plate girder bridge over East Finger Lake Temescal on Sacramento Northern Railway
History: Built 1913; Removed ca. 1936
Built: 1913

Location: Alameda County

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SN Comet crossing the bridge

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Construction (No date given)

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Landvale Road Bridge

Status: Closed

Location: 37.847807,-122.230001

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Carries Landvale Road over Broadway
Design: girder/deck/concrete
Design Details: Concrete deck girder
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete deck girder bridge over Broadway on Landvale Road
History: Built 1937; Majority removed 1964
Built: 1937

Location: Alameda County

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SN - Mountain Boulevard Overpass (Pre 1936)

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 37.828503,-122.210627

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Carries Sacramento Northern Railway over Mountain Boulevard
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: Timber stringer
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Timber stringer bridge over Mountain Boulevard on Sacramento Northern Railway
History: Built ?; Replaced 1936
Built:

Location: Alameda County

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Cull Creek Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.740707,-122.054525

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Carries Unnamed Local Road over Cull Creek
Design: beam/stringer/wood
Design Details: Timber stringer bridge.
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Timber stringer bridge over Cull Creek on Unnamed Local Road
History: Built unknown year.
Built:

Location: Alameda County

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CPRR - Alice Street Drawbridge

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 37.790635,-122.273892

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Carries Central Pacific Railroad over Oakland Estuary
Design: truss/through/howe
Design Details: Howe through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Howe through truss bridge over Oakland Estuary on Central Pacific Railroad
History: Built 1873; Replaced 1898 by the Harrison Street Bridge
Built: 1873

Location: Alameda County

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Published in 1886

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Central Pacific - Alice Street Drawbridge

California Drawbridge (Bernard C. Winn)

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Webster Street Drawbridge (1898)

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 37.792100,-122.275460

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Carries Webster Street over Oakland Harbor
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pratt through truss swing
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Pratt through truss bridge over Oakland Harbor on Webster Street
History: Built 1898; Removed 1926
Built: 1898

Location: Alameda County

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Webster Street Drawbridge (Old)

California Drawbridges (Bernard C. Winn)

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in June 2016

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Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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Webster Street Bridge 1908

Webster Street Bridge 1908

Photo taken by Unknown

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Webster Street Bridge over Oakland Estuary 1919

Webster Street Bridge over Oakland Estuary 1919

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High Street Bridge (1901)

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 37.764447,-122.225019

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Carries High Street over Oakland Harbor
Design: truss/through/pratt
Design Details: Pratt through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Oakland Harbor on High Street
History: Built 1901; Replaced in 1939
Built: 1901

Location: Alameda County

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High Street Bridge (Old)

California Drawbridges (Bernard C. Winn)

Photo taken by Oakland Public Library

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Tech drawing from Douglas Butler

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Park Street Bridge (1891)

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 37.771829,-122.236554

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Carries Park Street over Oakland Harbor
Design: truss/through
Design Details: Through truss swing
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Through truss bridge over Oakland Harbor on Park Street
History: Built 1891; replaced 1934
Built: 1891

Location: Alameda County

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Park Street Bridge (Old)

California Drawbridges (Bernard C. Winn)

Photo taken by Oakland Public Library

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Tech drawing from Douglas Butler

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Sather Gate Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.870317,-122.259511

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Carries Sather Road over Strawberry Creek
Design: girder/deck/concrete
Design Details: Concrete deck girder
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Concrete deck girder bridge over Strawberry Creek on Sather Road
History: Built 1910
Built: 1910

Location: Alameda County

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UP - Arroyo Valle Bridge

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.665431,-121.876306

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Carries UP RR over Arroyo Valle
Design: truss/through
Design Details: Through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Through truss bridge over Arroyo Valle on UP RR
History:
Built:

Location: Alameda County

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SP - Altamont Pass Tunnel

Status: Derelict/abandoned since 1985

Location: 37.735302,-121.629713

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Carries SP RR over hillside
Design: tunnel
Design Details: Tunnel
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Abandoned tunnel under hillside on SP RR
History: Built 1909
Built: 1909

Location: Alameda County

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UP - Seventh Street Underpass

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.808083,-122.308546

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Carries UP RR over 7th Street
Design: beam/stringer/steel
Design Details: Steel stringer
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Steel stringer bridge over 7th Street on UP RR
History:
Built:

Location: Alameda County

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UP - Alameda Creek Bridge (East)

Status: Open to traffic

Location: 37.573291,-121.971386

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Carries UP RR over Alameda Creek
Design: girder/deck/plate
Design Details: Deck plate girder
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Deck plate girder bridge over Alameda Creek on UP RR
History:
Built:

Location: Alameda County

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UP - Alameda Creek Bridge (East)

looking east

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SP - Dresser Bridge (1893)

Status: Superstructure replaced

Location: 37.590255,-121.957027

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Carries Southern Pacific Railroad over Alameda Creek and Niles Canyon Road
Design: truss/through/howe
Design Details: Wood Howe through truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Howe through truss bridge over Alameda Creek and Niles Canyon Road on Southern Pacific Railroad
History: Second wood Howe truss replaced and concrete pier added 1883
Built: 1893

Location: Alameda County

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SP - Arroyo de la Laguna Bridge (1867)

Status: Replaced by a new bridge

Location: 37.607522,-121.876002

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Carries SP over Arroyo de la Laguna
Design: truss/through/howe
Design Details: Covered wooden Howe Truss Through Skew Spans
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 150.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Howe through truss bridge over Arroyo de la Laguna on Western Pacific (1862-1870)/Central Pacific/Southern Pacific
History: Built 1867; Replaced 1899, though using original stone abutments and piers #1 and #2.
Built: 1867

Location: Alameda County

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NCRy - Niles Canyon Rd driveway Bridge

Status:

Location: 37.599175,-121.924110

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Carries NCRy over Niles Canyon Rd driveway
Design: girder/deck
Design Details: Deck girder
Total Length: 25.0 Feet
Span Length: 11.0 Feet

Overview: Deck girder bridge over Niles Canyon Rd driveway on NCRy
History:
Built:

Location: Alameda County

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Carroll Overhead Bridge

Status: Removed but not replaced

Location: 37.722584,-121.678221

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Carries Altamont Pass Road over Southern Pacific Railroad
Design: beam/stringer/concrete
Design Details: Concrete stringer
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Lost Concrete stringer bridge over Southern Pacific Railroad on Altamont Pass Road
History: Built 1923
Built: 1923

Location: Alameda County

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Carroll Overhead Bridge

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Carroll Overhead Bridge

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Carroll Overhead Bridge

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Veterans Road Bridge

Status: Open to pedestrians only

Location: 37.625840,-121.756714

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Carries Veterans Road over Arroyo Del Valle
Design: truss/pony
Design Details: Pony truss
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Pony truss bridge over Arroyo Del Valle on Veterans Road
History:
Built:

Location: Alameda County

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Veterans Road Bridge

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Jack London Square Pedestrian Crossing

Status: Open to pedestrians only

Location: 37.793449,-122.271716

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Carries Pedestrian walkway over Union Pacific Railroad
Design: truss/deck/warren/verticals
Design Details: Haunched Warren deck truss with all verticals
Total Length: 0.0 Feet
Span Length: 0.0 Feet

Overview: Warren deck truss with all verticals bridge over Union Pacific Railroad on Pedestrian walkway
History: Built 1989
Built: 1989

Location: Alameda County

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Jack London Square Amtrak Station | by Tony Webster

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Special Bridge Conditions Legend: R - Former location of relocated bridge. ! - At risk for demolition or destruction. X - Confirmed demolished or collapsed. S  - Dismantled and/or in storage. L -  Severe loss of historic integrity due to alteration.

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