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Eastern Span of the Bay Bridge


The same evening I shot the moon rising beneath the Bay Bridge from Treasure Island, earlier we went atop Yerba Buena Island to take this shot of the Eastern Span of the Bay Bridge.  Treasure and Yerba Buena Islands are often referred to collectively as “former Naval Station Treasure Island” or “Treasure Island”.  Yerba Buena is connected to Treasure Island and is not very big.  It’s the hilly island whereas Treasure Island is flat.  The Yerba Buena Tunnel runs through its center and connects the western and eastern spans of the Bay Bridge.

You can drive up to the very top for now….that is until they start changing everything there.  Rumor has it there will be a hotel and condos built.  I’m not really looking forward to that.  Seems everywhere there is land around the bay, it’s being developed.  But for now, I really love going to the top and taking in the stunning views.

Bay Bridge from Yerba Buena Island

Bay Bridge from Yerba Buena Island


Author: lauramacky

Journey of a Body on this Earth

38 thoughts on “Eastern Span of the Bay Bridge

  1. What a wonderful shot. I hope the developers are kept at bay!

  2. With that kind of view, I’d be going where you went too. Fantastic shot, Laura!!! It’s so sad to see land being gobbled up by greedy companies. I wish there was a way to stop them. ❤

  3. A treasure … then again, to me that applies to the entire area.

  4. That is a great angle for this beautiful photo, Love the dust blue sky and water, perfect! I hate to say, it probably is going to happen…

    • Thank you so much Amy. I love this angle as well. I was hoping to keep going up there until the old bridge has been completely dismantled but I’m not sure I’ll be able to with the timing of what’s going on up there. Oh well…I guess I’m lucky to have gone up at all!

  5. Beautiful photo, Laura. I totally agree with you about overdevelopment. We were riding the other day to a part of town we’d not been to in a while and were dumbfounded at this huge log that had been totally cleared–no more beautiful trees. So sad. No matter what they build there, I am so sure it is really not needed!

  6. What a great perspective and fantastic view! So sad about the possible development 😦

  7. They are planning a mini city on the island… Wow and the bridge enterance is still the the same…

  8. love bridges. Gorgeous angle!

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