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San Francisco Bay Bridge

Highway 80 West, San Francisco, CA 94105 (SoMa)
510 286 4444
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Ranked #49 of 373 attractions in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Bridges
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This appealed to me as we do not have double decker bridges in this country. Could not resist a drive across. We were lucky enough to also see the demolition of the old one. Nice to view from the pier too. A bit of a walk from Pier 33 but totally manageable.

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Kuwait, Al Kuwayt, Kuwait
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is a desirable visit, if you are in SFO. This is an historical civil engineering masterpiece. You may get very beautiful view of SFO from this place. You may need help of any local guide to know details of this bridge.

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Richmond, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The bridge looked lovely with the skyline as we sailed in the Bay. Also had fantastic views from the Embarcadero. A stunning piece of architecture. If you're in SF, take the time to cross.

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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We visited the bridge on our first night in San Francisco. We went into the Waterbar to enjoy a drink and the fantastic view of the Bay Bridge. This bridge lights up and is worth going to at night. There is also another restaurant right next to it that would be a good place to stop.

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Dublin, Ireland
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136 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Just a big bridge. Nothing compared to Golden Gate bridge, not a tourist attraction. Still quite cool though.

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Bellingham, Massachusetts
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79 reviews 79 reviews
51 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Obviously it's not as good, but it's still a pretty awesome bridge. Did a bridge 2 bridge cruise and was a really cool way to see both bridges. You're there anyways, so why not

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Cheshire, Connecticut
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The bridge is a wonderful sight. In the 70's I worked for a company that made the paint for the bridge. The view of the bridge and city from the other side is fantastic.

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Killarney, Australia
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18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Travelled from Australia but we weren't lucky enough too get a great view of the bridge full length due too fog which is normal . But we did see parts of it, which is still wonderful. Drove across it on the open top bus send neatly hit blown off , so windy but worth it. Would have loved too have... More

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The Bay Bridge is a gorgeous sight! I visited in May and pier 14 was the perfect vantage point to see the sunrise behind the Bay Bridge! Also the evening LED light show is beautiful from pier 7 to see the entire bridge, or pier 14 for an up close view.

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Barcelona, Spain
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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

I'd been in San Francisco several times, but never had seen this bridge. I am a fan of beautiful sights; like my eyes have teary eyegasms when I see something that my brain believes to be of exceptionally aesthetic. As we drove across this gorgeous metal beast, I was literally speechless. It just really had me in complete wonder... Then... More

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