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Mare Island Bridge (1980)


Mare Island Bridge

Looking SE

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in February 2010


BH Photo #155398

Street View 


Bridge over Napa River on G Street
Vallejo, Solano County, California
Open to traffic
Built 1980
- California Northern Railroad (CFNR)
- Mare Island Rail Services (MIRS)
Length of largest span: 165.0 ft.
Total length: 2,008.0 ft. (0.4 mi.)
Deck width: 29.9 ft.
Also called
Ernest Wichels Causeway
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.11056, -122.27472   (decimal degrees)
38°06'38" N, 122°16'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/563582/4218329 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mare Island
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
Inventory numbers
CA 23C-248 (California bridge number)
BH 44017 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 60.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • September 25, 2018: Updated by Luke: Corrected dates: This bridge was built in 1980; Not 1934
  • April 26, 2016: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • December 7, 2015: New Street View added by Douglas Butler
  • September 9, 2014: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
  • August 22, 2013: New photos from Douglas Butler
  • March 8, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: Added Street View
  • February 17, 2010: New photos from Craig Philpott
  • February 2, 2010: Added by Craig Philpott

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Mare Island Bridge (1980)
Posted March 27, 2021, by Luke

The previous bridge was built in 1935.

Mare Island Bridge (1980)
Posted March 27, 2021, by Brad Dean (Bpdean [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The City of Vallejo seems to think that the Mare Island bridge was built in 1934.


Iíve lived in the are since 1974 and the bridge was old then.

Mare Island Bridge (3rd)
Posted February 12, 2020, by Gordon Osmundson (gophoto [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

The Mare Island Bridge as scene from the water.