Wednesday, February 26, 2014

A Tale of Two Geary Road Bridges


It has been more than 80 years since the original Geary Road Bridge was built over Alameda Creek, connecting park users and lease holders to Sunol Ohlone Wilderness Park trails in the East Bay Regional Park District.  Over time the first Geary Road Bridge was unable to support the weight of large vehicles, forcing trucks to drive through Alameda Creek at that location. So, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission constructed a new bridge that recently opened to the public. The new Geary Road Bridge is highway grade, which protects Alameda Creek by eliminating the need for large vehicles to drive through the creek. 

The amazing contrast of the old and new bridge is depicted in the photo above that was composed of two photos shared with us on Twitter by @RHMImages, a landscape and rust photographer.  Thanks @RHMImages for the fabulous photos!

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