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Richmond-San Rafael Bridge

Richmond-San Rafael Bridge
Richmond-San Rafael Bridge

While the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge does not garner the attention of its busier and more prominent cousins to the south, it has quietly and efficiently served the needs of North Bay travelers for more than 50 years.

Access to the bridge was significantly improved with the completion in 2001 of the Richmond Parkway, a 7.5-mile, four- to six-lane roadway that provides bridge users with a direct connection to Interstate 80 near Pinole. BATA-funded trestle and fender rehabilitation and deck replacement was completed in 2006.

FACTS AT A GLANCE  
LOCATION: Interstate 580 between Contra Costa and Marin counties
STRUCTURE: Cantilever and truss
LENGTH: 5.5 miles (including approaches)
VERTICAL CLEARANCE: 185 feet
CHANNEL SPAN: 1,070 feet
TOWER HEIGHT 325 feet

OPENED:

September 1956
COST: $66 million
AUTO TOLL: $5
CARPOOLS: $2.50
COLLECTION: One way, westbound in Richmond
TRAFFIC LANES: Two lanes in each direction
FY 2014-15 TOTAL TOLL-PAID VEHICLES: 13,914,286
FY 2014-15 TOTAL TOLLS COLLECTED: $75,523,984