Top Bay Area Bridges, Ranked

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The Bay Area is home to world-famous bridges. Here are the top 7, ranked.


7. Carquinez Bridge (northbound): Sad, ugly twin to its prettier westbound sister. Alas.

6. Dumbarton Bridge: The name says it all. Not one of our favorites.

5. San Mateo-Hayward Bridge: What it lacks in design, it more than makes up for in heft: according to Wikipedia, "it's the longest bridge in the Bay Area and the 25th longest in the world."

4. Carquinez (southbound): Sleek bridge, yes, but you can also see the C&H Sugar factory from it. Sweeeeet. 

3. Bay Bridge (eastern span): A stunner, yes. But also an attempt at replicating Santiago Calatrava's sundial bridge in Reddin. Still, though, we give it high marks for unabashed modernity. Well done.  

2. Golden Gate Bridge: So fabulous and (obviously) world-famous, even deer like it

1. Bay Bridge (western span):  Bay LightsEmperor Norton. Steel. Concrete. Perfection. 

Photos: 6. Howcheng; 5.Calbookaddict; 4. Kevin Collins; 2. Calibas; 1. ChristianSchd 

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