Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Winter on the Bay Bridge

Heading east from San Francisco on the Bay's unglamorous span to Oakland involves driving through what feels like a dark tunnel. The top deck, running into San Francisco, has all the views. The under side, the lower deck, is enclosed, cave-like.

Winter means rain, sometimes dense rain.

Under the joints of the upper sections, water cascades on cars below. It can be hard to see.

The center of the bridge is an actual tunnel through Yerba Buena Island, a large rock that was there long before the bridge. There's less rain in the tunnel, but distorting light, even at midday.
Since I was driving, I didn't take these shots. But I think my lovely assistant did darn well with an iPhone, don't you?


Kay Dennison said...

Fascinating!!!! I think I'd probably not want to drive that bridge!

Darlene said...

I was on that bridge yesterday coming back from watching my granddaughters ice skate at Independence Square. I will post my phtos when I get back to Tucson.

Jan, I thought you were still in Patagonia or I would have tried calling. Bad timing on my part.

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