Monday, April 14, 2008

The Bay Bridge

The San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge is a double-decker bridge - you drive at the lower level to go towards the East into Oakland and on top if you're coming West towards San Francisco. This is also Interstate-80 (aka I-80), which goes cross-country, all the way up to New Jersey!

The bridge has two spans that are connected at the Treasure island.

This is the same bridge that got damanged during the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989.

The Bay Bridge on a bright clear day.

The bridge and Treasure island (on left) on a cloudy day.

Art work on the Embarcadero and the bridge and Treasure island in the background.

Driving on the upper level of the bridge. San Francisco skyline is seen on the right hand side.

The Western span (between San Francisco and Treasure island) of the bridge has higher towers than the Eastern span.

San Francisco skyline at sunset from the bridge.

The bridge at night.

Cupid's Span

The Cupid's Span is located in Rincon Park in San Francisco on the Embarcadero.

While strolling Northwards towards the Port of San Francisco and the Ferry building on the Embarcadero, we can see the tall SF skyscrappers on the left and bay bridge to the right.

The sidewalk at the Embarcadero.

The Bay Bridge

The Ferry Building on the far right and the skyscrapers.

The sign

Cupid's Span

Yet another view of Cupid's Span with the Ferry Building in background.

The top of the arrow

The sculpture symbolizes the place where Tony Bennett "left his heart".

More photos of Cupid's Span