FACTS AT A GLANCE
LOCATION: Interstate 580 between Contra Costa and Marin
STRUCTURE: Cantilever and truss
LENGTH: 5.5 miles (including approaches)
VERTICAL CLEARANCE: 185 feet
CHANNEL SPAN: 1,070 feet
TOWER HEIGHT: 325 feet
OPENED: September 1956
COST: $66 million
AUTO TOLL: $5
COLLECTION: One way, westbound in Richmond
TRAFFIC LANES: Two lanes in each direction
FY 2010-11 TOTAL TOLL-PAID VEHICLES: 11,986,882
FY 2010-11 TOTAL TOLLS COLLECTED: $62,784,846
While the Richmond-San Rafael
Bridge does not garner the attention of its busier and more prominent cousins
to the south, it has quietly and efficiently served
the needs of North Bay travelers for more than 50 years.
Access to the bridge was significantly improved with the completion in
2001 of the Richmond Parkway, a 7.5-mile, four- to six-lane roadway that
provides bridge users with a direct connection to Interstate 80 near Pinole.
BATA-funded trestle and fender rehabilitation and
deck replacement was completed in 2006.
See also: Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Rehabilitation
See also: Seismic Retrofit Program
See also: Caltrans'
toll bridge page