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|
|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|