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Richmond-San Rafael Bridge

FACTS AT A GLANCE

LOCATION: Interstate 580 between Contra Costa and Marin counties

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
CARPOOLS: $2.50

COLLECTION: One way, westbound in Richmond

TRAFFIC LANES: Two lanes in each direction

FY 2012-13 TOTAL TOLL-PAID VEHICLES: 12,785,217

FY 2012-13 TOTAL TOLLS COLLECTED: $70,343,247

Richmond-San Rafael Bridge
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