I Walked Five Miles to Get This Shot

The eastern half of an icon of the Bay Area is coming down after carrying up to 300,000 cars per day for 77 years. Progress is slow, but this week a gap appeared in the longest cantilevered section, and I decided that this needed to be captured.

Luckily, the replacement span has a very wide, smooth bike and pedestrian path on the side facing the old bridge. Unfortunately, it’s quite a haul along the Bay Bridge Trail just to get from the parking lot to the foot of the new bridge, and at that point, you’re only half way there. It’s a good 90 minute walk to get out to the most interesting parts of the bridge. I’ll need a day or two to recover, but have no regrets. It was a beautiful day, and I got the shot!

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Carl Parkes says:

    Love that fisheye photo!

  2. Grant says:

    Damn U I wuz gonna du that! Luks gr8t.

  3. Eric Blossom says:

    Looks like there’s been some progress since your photos. Took these today, June 1, 2014.

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