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Francis Lefty O'Doul Bridge

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NOT YOUR TYPICAL DRAWBRIDGE

Located adjacent to AT & T park, it is an example of a heel trunnion type bascule drawbridge. Not... read more

Reviewed October 15, 2016
SoCalOregonian
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Murrieta, California
Not too many of these relics around

The Francis Lefty O’Doul Bridge located behind the AT&T SF Giants Ballpark, connects the South of... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2016
FormerCaliBoy
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Zurich, Switzerland
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This historic drawbridge, built by the same engineer who built the famous Golden Gate Bridge, crosses Mission Channel at Third Street.
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Oct 15, 2016
“NOT YOUR TYPICAL DRAWBRIDGE”
Sep 10, 2016
“Not too many of these relics around”
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Reviewed October 15, 2016

Located adjacent to AT & T park, it is an example of a heel trunnion type bascule drawbridge. Not very aesthetic to look at (Golden Gate and Oakland Bay are better by far) but it functions well. Worth a look if you are at AT...More

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Reviewed September 10, 2016

The Francis Lefty O’Doul Bridge located behind the AT&T SF Giants Ballpark, connects the South of Market area with China Basin, which use to be abandoned land and is now high rises, and a massive hospital/medical complex. This bridge supports pedestrian, cars and bicyclist and...More

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Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

Distinctly utilitarian, this is a little marvel of simplistic engineering. Large concrete bascules act as counterweights to the bridge itself, allowing it to tilt up to let bridges go underneath it. Looking more closely at it, it has a brutalistic beauty: the heavy metal struts;...More

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Reviewed August 19, 2014

If one parks in one of the parking lots south of the San Francisco Giants Baseball Stadium (AT & T park), one walks across this bridge that crosses the water to get to the ball park....and then again, one walks over it again to get...More

1  Thank mini
Reviewed July 25, 2014

I have crossed this bridge dozens of times and when I saw it listed on trip advisor for San Francisco, I said to myself "what the .... there is no reason for this to be on trip advisor and I should make sure it is...More

1  Thank bbb57aolcom
Reviewed May 25, 2013

It goes up and down to accommodate sail boat with tall masts. It has no redeeming value esthetically or artistic architechtural distinction what-so-ever. It's a bridge that crosses over a boat canal and why it even appears here as an "attraction" is beyond me.

Thank convert94
Reviewed October 16, 2011

This small draw bridge is not worth seeing, not worth being listed among San Francisco's attractions. It is next door to AT&T Park, however, so if you're out to see a Giants game, the bridge is right there. If you're obsessed with obscure bridges.

2  Thank cauchemarlover
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