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Bay Bridge

Identification

Bay Bridge
San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, The James 'Sunny Jim' Rolph Bridge
241456

Map

Structure in General

bridge
existing [completed]
steel
concrete

Usages

vehicle traffic

Facts

  • During construction the deepest pier was sunk 242 feet below water, and required more concrete than the Empire State Building.
  • Opened to vehicular traffic on Thursday, November 12, 1936 at 12:30 p.m.
  • Construction took exactly three years, four months, and three days.
  • The concrete and steel used in the making of the bridge would build the Russ Building thirty-five times over.

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Location

Interstate 80 connecting San Francisco and Alameda Counties
94111
Bay Bridge
San Francisco
California
U.S.A.

Technical Data

526.01 ft
1933
1936

Involved Companies

Ralph Modjeski

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
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