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.

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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: $6
CARPOOLS: $3
COLLECTION: One way, westbound in Richmond
TRAFFIC LANES: Two lanes in each direction
FY 2018-19 TOTAL TOLL-PAID VEHICLES: 14,453,632
FY 2018-19 TOTAL TOLLS COLLECTED: $81,102,838
BRIDGE PATH COUNTER DATA: Access bicycle and pedestrian counter data
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.