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Dumbarton Toll Bridge

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Dumbarton Toll Bridge

California Drawbridges (Bernard C. Winn)

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in May 2014

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BH Photo #284290

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Description 

The first highway bridge to cross San Francisco Bay was this bridge it was built in 1924 and completed and dedicated on January 15th 1927. It was 6.5 miles in length the state bought the bridge in 1951. In 1982 a new bridge was completed and declared worthless by the highway department. On September 24 1984 ironically the 72 anniversary of the dedication of the Dumberton Railway Bridge witch was the first railway bridge to cross San Francisco Bay. The first Highway bridge to do so was blasted away it cost 1 million dollars more to destroy than to build. 1500 feet of approach spans are left as Fishing piers on each side of the bay.

source "California Drawbridges" Bernard C. Winn

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over San Francisco Bay on Route 84
Location
San Mateo County, California, and Alameda County, California
Status
Demolished
History
Built 1927, Replaced 1982
Builder
- Dumbarton Bridge Co.
Design
Pratt through truss vertical lift
Also called
Ravens Point
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.50807, -122.11721   (decimal degrees)
37°30'29" N, 122°07'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/578022/4151602 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Newark
Inventory number
BH 61078 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 18, 2018: Updated by Leslie R trick: Added info to description
  • September 6, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • June 15, 2016: New photo from Douglas Butler
  • April 6, 2016: New photo from Luke
  • July 28, 2014: Updated by Luke: Added loss date
  • May 27, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler

Sources 

  • Douglas Butler
  • Luke
  • Dana and Kay Klein
  • Leslie R Trick - Leslie [dot] Trick [at] gmail [dot] com