Bridges

The Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) operates the Bay Area’s seven state-run toll bridges. Together, they make up an important network for vehicle traffic across the Bay.

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Karl Nielsen

The Bay Area’s seven state-owned toll bridges form a transportation network, allowing residents to move across the Bay to home, work and to points of interest. They are the backbone of vehicular transportation around the Bay Area.

Learn more about the history, toll information and bicycle and pedestrian access for each structure on the pages for each bridge.

View the BATA Toll Schedule for Toll Bridges. effective January 1, 2022.

Antioch Bridge

Spanning the San Joaquin River, connecting northeastern Contra Costa County to Sacramento County.

Antioch Bridge
Benicia-Martinez Bridge

Crossing the Carquinez Strait between Benicia and Martinez, a bustling span featuring Northern California's first open road tolling system.

Benicia-Martinez Bridge.
Carquinez Bridge

A beautiful new suspension bridge carrying vehicles, bikes and pedestrians westbound across the Carquinez Strait.

Aerial of the Carquinez Bridge at sunset.
Dumbarton Bridge

The first vehicular crossing over San Francisco Bay proper now provides three lanes in each direction, plus a bicycle/pedestrian path.

The Dumbarton bridge as a metaphor for Futures Planning. At least until we think of a better picture to put here.
Richmond-San Rafael Bridge

Located on Interstate 580 between Contra Costa and Marin counties, with a new bicycle and pedestrian path link in the San Francisco Bay Trail.

Richmond-San Rafael Bridge at sunrise.
San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge

The region's workhorse bridge, carrying more than a third of the traffic of all of the state-owned bridges combined.

Aerial view of Bay Bridge
San Mateo-Hayward Bridge

Serving State Route 92 between San Mateo and Alameda counties, now widened to improve evening commutes.

San Mateo-Hayward Bridge
Monthly Transportation Statistics

See vehicle traffic and public transit ridership numbers from 2019 to the present.

Get the data.
Historic Traffic & Revenues

Bridge toll crossing dollars pay for bridge, highway and transit projects all around the Bay Area. See the past two decades’ worth of traffic and tolls.

See traffic and revenue history.
Archival photo of a toll plaza
Toll Bridge Seismic Retrofit Program

The 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake spurred the seismic retrofit of all seven state-owned Bay Area toll bridges. Half of every $6 regular toll pays for this program.

Damage to the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge after the Loma Prieta earthquake