California's Bridges: The Richmond San Rafael Bridge across San Francisco Bay
February 1999 (37.936 deg., -122.417 deg.) Richmond San Rafael Bridge
The view from the east side of the Richmond San Rafael Bridge. This 5.5 mile long toll structure was built in 1956. It's similar to California's East Bay Bridge: a double-deck truss with many flexible supports and an occasional stiff, four column tower. The bridge includes two long cantilever truss sections with a sway-backed frame between them.