16 November 2019

Richmond-San Rafael Bridge – The New Bicycle & Pedestrian Pathway: 16 November 2019

As of 16 November 2019, the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge is no longer limited to motorized vehicles. The bridge which is 5.5 miles (8.9 km) in length was opened for motor vehicle traffic on 1 September 1956. Now, after 63 years, the bridge is also open for use by pedestrians and bicyclists. Better late than never. 

I decided to participate in the celebration of the opening of the bridge for bicyclists, along with approximately 3,500 other bicycle riders. At 10:00 a.m. I rode my bicycle from the eastern terminus of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge across the bridge. I then arrived at Point San Quentin, the western terminus of the bridge which is adjacent to San Quentin State Prison. I later cycled back across the bridge to Richmond.

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I took this photograph of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge from the Tiburon Peninsula on 6 December 2018.

Track data was collected by a Garmin GPS

On the Richmond Trail and heading towards the bridge. 

Point San Quentin

A view of the bridge from Point San Quentin is hidden by a heavy fog covering.

"A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera.” Dorothea Lange 

"Photography has not changed since its origin except in its technical aspects, which for me are not important." Henri Carter-Bresson

"There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer." Ansel Adams
"The important thing is not the camera but the eye." Alfred Eisenstaedt

The first volume of the San Francisco Bay Area Photo Blog contains galleries of photographs that were posted on the Internet between 2002 and 2011. Click Here to view those photos.

   A Sony camera was used to take these photographs.

Question or comment? I may be reached at neil@mishalov.com