[TDIH] Bay Bridge Opens

On November 12, 1936, the Bay Bridge opened to actual traffic. It took a bit over 3 years to build and immediately caused “the greatest traffic jam in the history of S.F.”. Nowadays, it carries almost 300 000 vehicles a day. It resembles closely its sibling the Golden Gate Bridge, which is one of the most famous suspension bridges in the world.

Handy recognition tips:

  • if it’s red, it’s probably the Golden Gate (the Bay Bridge being grey)
  • if it’s next to Alcatraz, it’s the Golden Gate
  • if traffic goes only one way it’s the Bay Bridge (top side goes eastwards)
  • if it’s split in two, with an island in the middle, it’s the Bay Bridge
  

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