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San Mateo - Hayward Bridge (Old)


San Francisco Bay Bridge

California Drawbridges (Bernard C.Winn)

Photo taken by Douglas Butler in April 2013


BH Photo #289898


Lost Through truss lift bridge over San Francisco Bay on CA Route 92/San Mateo Toll Road
San Mateo, San Mateo County, California, and Alameda County, California
Replaced by a new bridge
Built 1929; Replaced 1968
- Murphy-Pacific Corp. of San Francisco, California (Lift Span)
Through truss vertical lift
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.61338, -122.16541   (decimal degrees)
37°36'48" N, 122°09'55" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/573658/4163247 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
San Mateo
Inventory number
BH 62119 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 11, 2022: New photos from Geoff Hubbs
  • July 31, 2014: New photo from Luke
  • July 30, 2014: Updated by Luke: Added info from "Al Zampa And the Bay Area Bridges"
  • July 30, 2014: Added by Douglas Butler



San Francisco Bay Toll-Bridge
Posted May 4, 2020, by Peter Arioli (Califtony707 [at] aol [dot] com)

The photo of the two San Mateo-Hayward Bridges was taken in the summer of 1967, not '68 as I stated earlier (the vertical lift span on the old bridge is lowered in the picture.)

San Francisco Bay Toll-Bridge
Posted August 18, 2019, by Tony Arioli (califtony707 [at] aol [dot] com)

The "west tower and two remaining truss spans" were removed in the summer of 1968, not 1984 - the 1984 date is when the towers and spans of the old Dumbarton Bride to the south were removed.

San Francisco Bay Toll-Bridge
Posted August 26, 2018, by Tony Arioli (Califtony707 [at] aol [dot] com)

I believe the photo entitled "Bridge circa 1967" was actually taken in the spring of 1968 - this image was used as a cover illustration for the San Mateo phone directory that year.

San Francisco Bay Toll-Bridge
Posted October 1, 2017, by Tony Arioli (Califtony707 [at] aol [dot] com)

The second image was used on the cover of the 1968 San Mateo telephone directory, if my memory serves me right. The coming of the replacement span in late 1967 to me was a graphic reminder of the rapid changes that were taking place in the Bay Area...