Richmond-San Rafael Bridge


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Richmond–San Rafael Bridge,

W Calif., c.4 mi (6 km) long, part of the network of bridges serving the San Francisco BaySan Francisco Bay,
50 mi (80 km) long and from 3 to 13 mi (4.8–21 km) wide, W Calif.; entered through the Golden Gate, a strait between two peninsulas. The bay is as deep as 100 ft (30 m) in spots, with a channel 50 ft (15 m) deep maintained through the sandbar off the
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 area; completed in 1957. It provides an essential link between the east side of San Francisco Bay and the north coastal counties on the west side of the bay.
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Workers last month completed the installation of the new toll collection equipment at the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge toll plaza.
Projects include the construction of a new westbound Benicia-Martinez Bridge, construction of a new westbound Carquinez Bridge, west trestle and fender replacement and deck rehabilitation of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, and widening of the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge.
4 billion to seismically retrofit five Northern California toll bridges: the Benicia-Martinez Bridge, the Carquinez Bridge, the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, the San Mateo Bridge, and the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, and two Southern California bridges--the Vincent-Thomas Bridge, which spans the Port of Los Angeles, and the Coronado Bay Bridge in San Diego.
Miles-long black streaks were floating under the Bay Bridge, washing up on Angel, Alcatraz, Treasure and Yerba Buena islands and several miles to the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge.
Roughly 2,000 herons nest at Marin Islands National Wildfire Refuge, just north of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge.
So the implementation of high-speed toll collection on the Bay Bridge, the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, Benicia Bridge and others in the state won't take place until at least 1998.
Motorists may experience delays at the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge toll plaza during each of the next two weekends -- and during weekday peak periods from Feb.
Following completion of the equipment installation at the Antioch Bridge toll plaza, contractors working for BATA, in conjunction with Caltrans staff, will be performing similar work through much of 2013 at the toll plazas of five other state-owned toll bridges, beginning with the Carquinez Bridge and Richmond-San Rafael Bridge toll plazas in early 2013, and continuing with the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge and the Dumbarton Bridge later in the year.
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) today announced that seismic retrofit work on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge has been completed for an anticipated $136 million savings.
The bridges that will remain Caltrans maintenance responsibility for now will be the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge and San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge.
Skanska will also renovate, reinforce and seismically retrofit the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge across San Francisco Bay in California.