Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Winter on the Bay Bridge

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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.

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Winter means rain, sometimes dense rain.

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

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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.
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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?

2 comments:

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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