The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is the region's workhorse bridge, carrying more than a third of the traffic of all of the state-owned bridges combined.
It is made up of two bridge segments: a skyway structure/single anchored suspension bridge between Oakland and Yerba Buena Island, and a suspension span from the island to San Francisco. Connecting the two is the largest diameter bore tunnel in the world.
Seismic retrofit of the western span of the bridge was completed in 2004. The original eastern span, damaged in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake and subsequently repaired, was replaced on September 2, 2013.
The design of the new east span — selected by the Bay Area Toll Authority in 1998 — features a single-tower, self-anchored suspension bridge for the segment of the bridge that crosses the shipping channel, and a skyway structure over the shallower waters close to the Oakland shore.
|FACTS AT A GLANCE|
|LOCATION:||Interstate 80, between San Francisco and Alameda counties|
|STRUCTURE:||Suspension, tunnel, skyway|
|LENGTH:||8.4 miles (including approaches and toll plaza)|
|VERTICAL CLEARANCE:||220 feet|
|CHANNEL SPAN:||1,400 feet|
|AUTO TOLL:||Weekday Peak Autos: $6.00
Weekday Peak Carpools: $2.50
Weekday Non-Peak Autos: $4.00
|COLLECTION:||One way, westbound, in Oakland|
|TRAFFIC LANES:||Five lanes in each direction|
|FY 2014-15 TOTAL TOLL-PAID VEHICLES:||45,534,437|
|FY 2014-15 TOTAL TOLLS COLLECTED:||$228,421,028|