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San Mateo-Hayward Bridge

FACTS AT A GLANCE

LOCATION: State Route 92 between San Mateo and Alameda counties

STRUCTURE: Steel box girder and concrete trestle approach spans

LENGTH: Highrise steel girder spans 1.9 miles, lowrise trestle portion 5.1 miles

SHIPPING CHANNEL SPAN: 750 feet

VERTICAL CLEARANCE: 135 feet

OPENED TO TRAFFIC: October 1967, widened 2003

COST:

  • Original structure: $70 million
  • Widened structure: $200 million

AUTO TOLL: $5
CARPOOLS: $2.50

COLLECTION: One way, westbound in Hayward

TRAFFIC LANES: Three in each direction

FY 2012-13 TOTAL TOLL-PAID VEHICLES: 16,692,221

FY 2012-13 TOTAL TOLLS COLLECTED:
$87,956,210

San Mateo-Hayward Bridge
Once considered the worst evening commute in the Bay Area, the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge dropped off the list of worst commutes with the completion of the bridge’s widening in January 2003. Funded as part of BATA’s RM 1 program, the low-rise trestle portion of the bridge was widened from four to six lanes to match the configuration of the high-rise portion of the bridge.

Safety on the bridge also has been improved, with the addition of full shoulders along both low-rise trestles providing a safer refuge for disabled vehicles. In addition, the seismic safety of the bridge was increased by Caltrans’ completion of its bridge retrofit project in 2000.

As part of the effort to improve traffic flow and to relieve congestion on the bridge and its approaches, the RM 1-funded Interstate 880/State Route 92 interchange in Hayward was completed in October 2011.

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