The five longest suspension bridges located in the great state of California. I do not live in California, but I have been to the state many times, and driven over each one of these bridges. They are all great engineering marvels, allowing drivers to cross over large bodies of water and cutting down commute times for most. The first bridge on this list is a huge tourist attraction and probably the most famous bridge in the world.
Longest Suspension Bridges in California
1. Golden Gate Bridge- 4,200 feet
Arguably the most famous bridge in the world, the Golden Gate Bridge, is the longest bridge in California with a span of 4,200 feet. The Golden Gate Bridge spans the Golden Gate strait in San Francisco Bay between the city of San Francisco and Marin County.
Built from 1933 tom 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge was the longest suspension bridge in the world from 1937 to 1964. Today the Golden Gate Bridge is the second longest suspension bridge in the United States, and the ninth longest suspension bridge in the world.
2. Carquinez Bridge- 2,388 feet
The Carquinez Bridge, also known as the Alfred Zampa Memorial Bridge, is the second longest suspension bridge in California with a span of 3,465 feet. The Carquinez Bridge spans Carquinez Strait between Crockett and Vallejo in Northern California, taking Route 80 over the strait, just northeast of San Francisco. Carquinez Bridge was opened in 2003.
3. San Francisco Bay Bridge- 2,310 feet
The San Francisco Bay Bridge, which is technically two bridges, spans 2,310 feet across San Francisco Bay in Northern California between San Francisco and Oakland. The San Francisco Bay Bridge carries Route 80 across the San Francisco Bay. Opened for traffic in 1936, the San Francisco Bay Bridge is the third longest suspension bridge in California today.
4. Vincent Thomas Bridge- 1,499 feet
At 1,499 feet in length, the Vincent Thomas Bridge has the fourth longest span of any suspension bridge in California. Vincent Thomas Bridge spans Los Angeles Harbor between San Pedro and Terminal Island near Long Beach just south of Los Angeles in Southern California. Vincent Thomas Bridge was opened to vehicular traffic in 1963.
5. Bidwell Bar Bridge- 1,108 feet
The Bidwell Bar Bridge in Oroville is the fifth longest suspension bridge located in the state of California with a span measuring 1,108 feet long. The Bidwell Bar Bridge spans over a section of Oroville Lake, a reservoir located in central Northern California. Bidwell Bar Bridge was completed in 1967.
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