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San Francisco Bay Bridge

Highway 80 West, San Francisco, CA 94105 (SoMa)
510 286 4444
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Ranked #47 of 376 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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Clifton Park, New York, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Until March 2015, the bridge is all lit up at night with an artist show. an artist designed the light show and it is wonderful!

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Bellevue, Washington
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61 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The new cable stay span is striking in its design. It will look all the better once the old span is demolished. Toll only going westbound (into San Francisco).

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

What a great experience walking across the bridge. When we walked half of the bridge was under Fog and the other half was bright. Make sure you dress up in layers and have a light jacket and a sweater to feel comfortable. next time I will use earphones and music as i walk as the traffic noise is very very... More

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77 reviews 77 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I dont know. They are both amazing and have a great story. Although, I have to admit I like International Orange.

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London, United Kingdom
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35 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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125 reviews 125 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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53 helpful votes 53 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
62 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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