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! Confirmed demolition date within one year or an especially historic bridge that is threatened with demolition at any level.
X The bridge has been confirmed demolished or collapsed.
S The bridge has been dismantled or moved to an offsite location and is not currently available for public viewing.
L Most or all of the original bridge material has been demolished and replaced, including historically significant elements, but some original parts of the bridge remain.
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Total Bridges Found: 17

 Bridge Name HSR Rating Facility Carried / Feature Intersected LocationStructure Type Structure DimensionsConstruction Date / Builder or Contractor DescriptionThumbnail
3rd Street Bridge
Lefty O'Doul Bridge
Historic Significance Rating. 3rd Street Over China Basin San Francisco: San Francisco County, California Metal Rivet-Connected Pratt Through Truss, Movable: Single Leaf Bascule (Heel Trunnion) and Approach Spans: Concrete T-Beam, Fixed Total Length: 295 ft
Main Span Length: 143 ft
Roadway Width: 71.5 ft
Main Spans: 1
1933 By: Barrett and Hilp of San Francisco, California and Strauss Bascule Bridge Company (Strauss Engineering Company) of Chicago, Illinois This Strauss heel-trunnion bascule bridge has an extra section of roadway cantilevered out from one side of the bridge.Click to visit page.
3rd Street Islais Creek Bridge
Levon Hagop Nishkian Bridge
Historic Significance Rating. 3rd Street Over Islais Creek San Francisco: San Francisco County, California Metal Through Girder, Movable: Double Leaf Bascule (Fixed Trunnion) Total Length: 120 ft
Main Span Length: 105 ft
Roadway Width: 68.2 ft
Main Spans: 1
1945 By: Unknown and Leon Hagop Nishkian of San Francisco, California This wide bascule with three girder lines has racks that extend above the deck.Click to visit page.
4th Street Bridge
Peter R. Maloney Bridge
Historic Significance Rating. 4th Street Over China Basin San Francisco: San Francisco County, California Metal Rivet-Connected Warren Pony Truss, Movable: Single Leaf Bascule (Strauss Trunnion) and Approach Spans: Concrete T-Beam, Fixed Total Length: 205 ft
Main Span Length: 94 ft
Roadway Width: 40 ft
Main Spans: 1
1917 By: Thomson Bridge Company of San Francisco, California and Strauss Bascule Bridge Company (Strauss Engineering Company) of Chicago, Illinois This bridge is an early and rare example of a Strauss vertical overhead counterweight type bascule.Click to visit page.
Alemany Boulevard Bridge
Historic Significance Rating. Alemany Boulevard Over CA-1 (Cabrillo Highway) San Francisco: San Francisco County, California Concrete Cantilever Deck Girder, Fixed Total Length: 989 ft
Main Span Length: 79 ft
Roadway Width: 24.6 ft
Main Spans: 12
1950 By: Unknown This is an unusual bridge with its curved, cantilevered concrete girders.Click to visit page.
Alvord Lake Bridge
Kezar Drive Bridge
Historic Significance Rating. Kezar Drive Over Pedestrian Walkway San Francisco: San Francisco County, California Concrete Closed Spandrel Deck Arch, Fixed Main Span Length: 29 ft
Roadway Width: 64 ft
Main Spans: 1
1889 By: Unknown and Ernest L. Ransome of New York, New York This small bridge has national significance as the oldest reinforced concrete bridge in the entire country!Click to visit page.
X Doyle Drive Bridge
Presidio Viaduct
Historic Significance Rating. Doyle Drive (Presidio Parkway) Over Crissy Field Avenue and Valley San Francisco: San Francisco County, California Metal 7 Panel Rivet-Connected Pratt Deck Truss, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Stringer (Multi-Beam), Fixed Total Length: 1521 ft
Main Span Length: 134.8 ft
Roadway Width: 60 ft
Main Spans: 8
1936 By: Eaton and Smith Literally a part of the project to construct the Golden Gate Bridge, this significance did not spare this impressive deck truss from the dumpster.Click to visit page.
Evans Avenue Bridge
Historic Significance Rating. Evans Avenue Over Storage Area and Parking Lot San Francisco: San Francisco County, California Concrete Continuous Curved T-Beam, Fixed Total Length: 108 ft
Main Span Length: 54 ft
Roadway Width: 64 ft
Main Spans: 3
1947 By: Unknown This is an attractive continuous concrete curved t-beam bridge.Click to visit page.
Golden Gate Bridge
Historic Significance Rating. US-101 and CA-1 Over San Francisco Bay San Francisco and Sausalito: San Francisco County, California and Marin County, California Metal Deck Truss Stiffening Wire Cable Suspension, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Braced Ribbed Deck Arch, Fixed Total Length: 8981 ft
Main Span Length: 4200 ft
Roadway Width: 62 ft
Main Spans: 3
1937 By: Bethlehem Steel Company of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and Charles Ellis and Joseph Strauss This enormous suspension bridge is one of the most famous and beloved bridges on the planet.Click to visit page.
Harrison Street Bridge
Historic Significance Rating. Harrison Street Over Beale Street San Francisco: San Francisco County, California Concrete Curved T-Beam, Fixed Total Length: 181 ft
Main Span Length: 83 ft
Roadway Width: 66.6 ft
Main Spans: 3
1936 By: Unknown This is a nice looking curved t-beam overpass hidden right in downtown San Francisco.Click to visit page.
Highland Street Bridge
Historic Significance Rating. Highland Street Over San Jose Avenue and Railroad San Francisco: San Francisco County, California Concrete T-Beam, Fixed Total Length: 206 ft
Main Span Length: 121 ft
Roadway Width: 28 ft
Main Spans: 3
1930 By: Unknown This is one of two nearby similar overpasses that are impressive t-beam structures with an unusual alteration.Click to visit page.
Lincoln Way Bridge
Historic Significance Rating. Lincoln Way Over Sunset Boulevard San Francisco: San Francisco County, California Concrete Curved T-Beam, Fixed Total Length: 240 ft
Main Span Length: 65 ft
Roadway Width: 59 ft
Main Spans: 4
1932 By: F. C. Amoroso and Sons of San Francisco, California This bridge is an attractive and unaltered example of a 1930s highway over highway grade separation.Click to visit page.
Main Drive Bridge
Tunnel Under Main Drive
Historic Significance Rating. Main Drive (Middle Drive, Nanci Pelosi Drive) Over Pedestrian Walkway San Francisco: San Francisco County, California Concrete Closed Spandrel Deck Arch, Fixed Main Spans: 1 1894 By: Unknown This structure that carries a highway over a park walkway appears to be an extremely old concrete structure.Click to visit page.
Richland Avenue Bridge
Historic Significance Rating. Richland Avenue Over San Jose Avenue and Railroad San Francisco: San Francisco County, California Concrete T-Beam, Fixed Total Length: 235 ft
Main Span Length: 121 ft
Roadway Width: 28 ft
Main Spans: 3
1927 By: Unknown This is one of two nearby similar overpasses that are impressive t-beam structures with an unusual alteration.Click to visit page.
Roman Bridge
North Stow Lake Bridge
Historic Significance Rating. Pedestrian Walkway Over Stow Lake San Francisco: San Francisco County, California Concrete Closed Spandrel Deck Arch, Fixed Main Spans: 1 1893 By: Gray Brothers Artificial Stone Paving Company of San Francisco, California and Arthur Page Brown This is among the oldest surviving concrete bridges, yet it has a strikingly modern, streamlined appearance.Click to visit page.
Rustic Stone Bridge
South Stow Lake Bridge
Historic Significance Rating. Pedestrian Walkway Over Stow Lake San Francisco: San Francisco County, California Stone and Brick Segmental Deck Arch, Fixed Main Spans: 2 1893 By: Unknown and Arthur Page Brown This bridge has a brick barrel and is faced in large, random rocks giving the bridge a unique appearance.Click to visit page.
! San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge
Historic Significance Rating. I-80 Over San Francisco Bay San Francisco and Oakland: San Francisco County, California and Alameda County, California Metal Deck Truss Stiffening Wire Cable Suspension, Fixed and Approach Spans: Metal Cantilever Rivet-Connected Modified Warren Through Truss, Fixed Total Length: 22655 ft
Main Span Length: 2310 ft
Roadway Width: 58 ft
Main Spans: 9
1936 By: American Bridge Company of New York, New York and Charles Henry Purcell, Charles E. Andrew, and Glen Woodruff Both a suspension bridge and a cantilever truss bridge, and one of the largest and most important historic bridges in the country, half of this bridge is slated for demolition.Click to visit page.
Sloat Boulevard Bridge
Historic Significance Rating. Sloat Boulevard (CA-35) Over Sunset Boulevard San Francisco: San Francisco County, California Concrete Curved T-Beam, Fixed Total Length: 240 ft
Main Span Length: 65 ft
Roadway Width: 88 ft
Main Spans: 6
1931 By: Unknown This bridge is an attractive and unaltered example of a 1930s highway over highway grade separation.Click to visit page.

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