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Author Topic: It’s hard to believe another bridge was here  (Read 593 times)

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It’s hard to believe another bridge was here
« on: October 18, 2022, 11:36:00 AM »

https://www.flickr.com/photos/54480415@N08/52427253442/in/dateposted-public/
Pic of EB I-80 crossing Carquinez Strait between Crockett and Vallejo in CA.  For a brief period in history, there was a third bridge between the bridge here and the WB suspension bridge, despite the narrow looking median.

The original structure stood for decades in the middle of both as the current WB replaced it in 2014.

The bridge ahead was constructed in 1958.
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Re: Itís hard to believe another bridge was here
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2022, 01:03:15 PM »

What gets me is that it took several years for US 40 to shift off the Benicia-Martinez Ferry to the original Carquinez Bridge.
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Re: Itís hard to believe another bridge was here
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2022, 11:38:57 AM »

What gets me is that it took several years for US 40 to shift off the Benicia-Martinez Ferry to the original Carquinez Bridge.
Also Lincoln Highway's Solano County to Sacramento alignment came out around the time the original Carquinez bridge came out.  Prior to that Lincoln Highway original alignment went through Stockton, Tracy, Oakland, Emeryville, and Berkeley to reach San Francisco.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_Highway
https://www.lincolnhighwayassoc.org/map/

https://www.lincolnhighwayassoc.org/history/

https://www.lincolnhighwayassoc.org/info/ca/
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