April 28, 2009

San Francisco's Bay Bridge

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photo by Donald Kinney

I'm not sure if San Francisco or Oakland claim the Bay Bridge as their own, but whoever it is (actually it's owned by the State of California), they can have it -- it's just no good at all...   Parts of the Bay Bridge are rather beautful, but you'll find everybody over at the Golden Gate Bridge -- it's a much more tourist-friendly bridge.

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photo by Donald Kinney

Oh it will eventually get you from Oakland to "The City", and even manages to do the reverse at the end of the day, but I've heard from long-suffering people who make the trip each weekday -- they say what you need to cross the Bay Bridge is a stiff upper lip.

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After the Big Shaker of 1989 a section of the Bay Bridge's upper deck collapsed, making it evident that the east section of the bridge was unsafe.   Now, years and billions of dollars later we are well into the replacement project.   Doubt if it's going to make the commuters any happier, but I guess they're going to be a bit safer.

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photo by Donald Kinney

Sunrise -- an old shot.   Well, now that I've told you about the bad parts of the Bay Bridge, I thought I should show you one of the good.

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Mary said...

Very interesting. Good shots. Amazing how clean the bridge looks!

Fish Whisperer said...

Cool shots of the Bay Bridge.

Tomate Farcie said...

Love the last shot!!
Crossing any of the Bay Area bridges or going underground in the tube always makes me wonder a little bit.

By the way, did you photograph or see the Princess Tapai when she came to SF a few months ago? You might be interested in this article, then. How sad.


Tomate Farcie said...

makes me wonder = makes me nervous!

I remember the Quake of '89 very well (sigh).

Si's blog said...

More great photos. Wish I had your talent.

When will you publish ?

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