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San Francisco Bay Bridge

Highway 80 West, San Francisco, CA 94105 (SoMa)
510 286 4444
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Ranked #38 of 318 Attractions in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges, Landmarks
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: One of the longest bridges in the world, this spectacular structure links downtown San Francisco with the city of Oakland.
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

With millions LED lights, Bay Bridge at night is most spectacular. Being one of the longest in the world, it is captivating to see the suspension cables in details at night

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is the lesser known of the bay bridges but still a very important link to the city. Fantastic views and all drivers full of information about the bridge used mainly by commuters.Looked better at night while lit up by an artist with LED lightshow.

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Walnut Creek, CA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The Golden Gate bridge takes all the credit and tourists, but there is a less known bridge (for tourists, that is) that is as, or more beautiful than the GG bridge. It is, of course the Bay Bridge. Used by commuters every day, it's a stunning sight, now more than ever, since the construction of the part that connects Oakland... More

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Norfolk, England
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8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

All you would expect, fantastic views, plenty of information, amazing the way the mist comes in and blocks out everything

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Krakow, Poland
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9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

This bridge is beautiful at every moment during the day but it is even move beautiful after the sunset. It is much better illuminated than the Golden Gate bridge. lots of places around where you can eat something. We loved it - there are some benches where you can sit and enjoy the beautiful view.

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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

It's breath taking. We are from the mid west, so not many long or extravagant bridges. This was beautiful for us to visit! Love the views. Loved the drive over the bridge. It's just amazing. Make sure to stop!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

If you happen to be down by the Ferry Building or along the Embarcerdo watch the bridge light show at night. The light patterns are great and change with the water movement. You will need a camera that works well in low light and a zoom lens will help too. I also love the drive leaving the city over the... More

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Casper, Wyoming
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

They recently rebuilt the bridge and it was beautiful, but the boyfriend misses the cage. He is afraid of heights and felt safe in the cage part. we did not know about the rebuild tell we were on could see the old one being torn down.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The San Francisco Bay Bridge is a beautiful bridge in its own right, although it is overshadowed by the much better-known Golden Gate Bridge. Be sure not to miss this beautiful bridge when visiting San Francisco. It is particularly nice when lit up at night.

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We have often driven the old and now the new San Francisco Bay Bridge from the East Bay to San Francisco and vice versa. The new bay bridge is very nice with the scenic views of the bay. it is also scenic at night with the Bay Bridge Light Show.

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