Richmond-San Rafael Bridge

Located on Interstate 580 between Contra Costa and Marin counties, the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge has served the needs of North Bay travelers for more than 60 years.

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The Richmond-San Rafael Bridge has served the needs of North Bay travelers for more than 60 years.

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

RSR FAQs: Get answers to common questions about bridge improvements.

Bikes & Pedestrians

How many bikes and pedestrians have crossed the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge trail since November 2019? What times of day do most bikes and pedestrians make the trip?

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A pair of seniors walking the path on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge
Bridge Tolls

Find information about bridge tolls and more.

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A toll plaza at dusk
Access Improvements

Completed projects on the Richmond-San Rafael ease congestion and making bicycle and pedestrian traffic safer along the bridge.

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Map showing details of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge access improvements
Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Path

The bicycle and pedestrian path across the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge is part of the 500-mile San Francisco Bay Trail.

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Bridge 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: $7
Carpools: $3.50
Collection: One way, westbound in Richmond
Traffic Lanes: Two lanes in each direction
FY 2022-23 Total Toll-Paid Vehicles: 12,874,043
FY 2022-23 Total Tolls Collected: $90,813,631
Bridge Path Counter Data: Access bicycle and pedestrian counter data
Monthly Transportation Statistics

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

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Regional Measure 1

Regional Measure 1, approved by Bay Area voters in 1988, raised tolls on the Bay Area’s seven state-owned toll bridges to fund bridge improvements and parkway construction.