View Full Version : The Now Historic Old Oakland Bay Bridge


salleh
09-16-13, 01:37 AM
...The last weekend in August, MIke and I did the usual Treasure Island Flea....and on Sat. we go home in the van leaving the truck there overnight ...,..and I get to sit in the passenger seat,.....knowing that the Oakland to Yerba Buena Island had only days left that we would be driving on it....I remembered my camera....and going about 35 miles an hour except for 1 of these photos ...I shot this group .....

...The first shot is barreling down the road from TI, heading for the bridge .....

http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx244/sallyshoaf/THECITYAUG2420131_zps0bb7f137.png (http://s760.photobucket.com/user/sallyshoaf/media/THECITYAUG2420131_zps0bb7f137.png.html)


....and this second one is about a block farther from the market......


http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx244/sallyshoaf/THECITY2AUG242013_zpsc3ea8315.png (http://s760.photobucket.com/user/sallyshoaf/media/THECITY2AUG242013_zpsc3ea8315.png.html)


To see the 3rd one in the series....look up at my avatar ! ...it's better than the 2 I took that day....and it is the section on the bridge that is staying ..and looking towards S.F.


....Then #4. is just before you make a sharp right hand turn to get on the bridge.....And this is the section of the bridge that is being torn down, and the new section opened Sept. 2 And you are looking at the Oakland Hills in the background


http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx244/sallyshoaf/OLDOAKLANDBRIDGEAUG242013_zps37fff6b4.png (http://s760.photobucket.com/user/sallyshoaf/media/OLDOAKLANDBRIDGEAUG242013_zps37fff6b4.png.html)


....and #5 is taking that turn onto the bridge.....Mike has slowed down to about 25 MPH ...and that of course is chain link fence ...



http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx244/sallyshoaf/OLDOAKLANDBRIDGE2AUG242013_zps17f960a6.png (http://s760.photobucket.com/user/sallyshoaf/media/OLDOAKLANDBRIDGE2AUG242013_zps17f960a6.png.html)



....once you're off the erector set part of the bridge you're still higher than ground level ...and there is one of those huge container ships being tugged into the Port Of Oakland .....what those empty container ships just sitting there in the middle of the bay ...I have no idea ...they ain't going nowhere, and they ain't got no cargo ! and I think you can see about 10 to 15 % of the bay in this photo....It's a reallllllly big bay !


http://i760.photobucket.com/albums/xx244/sallyshoaf/CONTAINERSHIPSSFBAYAUG242013_zps662fb83f.png (http://s760.photobucket.com/user/sallyshoaf/media/CONTAINERSHIPSSFBAYAUG242013_zps662fb83f.png.html)

dvdnvwls
09-16-13, 01:45 AM
.....what those empty container ships just sitting there in the middle of the bay ...I have no idea ...they ain't going nowhere, and they ain't got no cargo !
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