City After Dark

In September this year the new east span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opened to traffic. It replaced the old unsafe cantilever portion of the bridge. In these parts, this was a big deal generating a lot of excitement from residents all over the Bay Area. Everyone wanted to see how the new span looked like. Traffic resulted for days because well, everyone wanted to drive to the city just to photograph it.

We waited a few days to see it. One week to be exact. Still we encountered traffic, although new bridge or not it's nothing new around these parts.

I was unable to photograph the bridge on the way to the city because I was busy videotaping.

The western span is from Treasure Island to the city.

Nighttime low light won't stop me from drive by shooting.

We found ourselves in the waterfront.

We parked and stretched our legs a bit.

Enough time to photograph the "other" San Francisco bridge.

On the way home, we stopped at Treasure Island.

To photograph the brand spanking new eastern span.

A lousy pic of the western span and the city twinkling by the bay at night.

Homeward bound via the new east span.

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  1. I always like and admire the geometry of bridges and tunnels like these. Nice pictures.

  2. Fantastic photos for SWF!I would love to drive over this bridge too.Thank you for sharing and have a nice weekend!

  3. The sweeping spans by night light are so beautiful. Delightful, fascinating photos.

  4. Wonderful shots of the beautiful bridges.

  5. What wonderful captures of the bridge and skyline of the city. Love the geometrics. Your night photography is awesome.

  6. It is a beautiful city, I love the bridge at night! Gorgeous photos. Have a happy weekend!

  7. What lovely shots of the bridge.

  8. Stunning bridge shots. The lighting makes it look magical.

  9. Wonderful bridge shots, great night photography,awesome views!
    Interesting to watch the difference between drive by and steady shot.

  10. Your in transit shots are very impressive.

  11. Nothing lousy about any of it, Maria! You did the bridge proud. :)

  12. What do I say, just stunning

  13. Nice pics! You know? I have lived in bay area for more than 8-years and never happened to visit TI !!!

  14. Thanks for taking us along on this visit to the new bridge and a drive across it. Fine shots throughout.

  15. Gorgeous night time photos that sparkle!

    btw, the Parole festival is tomorrow night at Yerba Buena Gardens. Unfortunately, I'll probably miss it this year. Such a great photo opportunity. You should go if you have the time, you and your hubby will enjoy photographing.

  16. Great light(s), wonderful night shots.

  17. Oh gosh those are incredible shots --what a beautiful bridge, what a beautiful city. (My bridge photos don't even deserve to be in the same category ...yours are so wonderful.)

  18. I've never been to the mainland, but of course we here know most landmarks. Despite your saying it's a lousy shot, it is still lovely for me, i salute your photos vivid while still moving, and it is nightime! Great and thanks.

  19. Oh the bridge ! never gets older !


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