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Happy 75th Birthday to the Bay Bridge!

November 12, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. marks the 75th anniversary of the Bay Bridge connecting the East Bay to San Francisco. It was built for $77 million and allowed for both cars and trains to travel across San Francisco Bay. About 270,000 cars travel across the Bay Bridge on average every day. Railroad service across the Bay Bridge ended in 1958, but the uninterrupted, long blocks of South of Market still reflect the use of trains – especially in Rincon Hill.

Enjoy Carl Nolte’s article on recognizing this work horse’s 75 years of service – and look for information about The Bay Lights 30,000 LED light installation that could really razzle dazzle up the Bay Bridge for folks looking at it from further north!

Photo: Jamie Whitaker

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