Thursday, September 5, 2013

S-Curve and History

Last weekend the highway authorities moved traffic over to the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge, which is the half that crosses from Yerba Buena Island (halfway out in the bay from San Francisco) to Oakland, California. I knew I wanted to try to capture the existing span, which was damaged in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, before it got taken out of commission.

One photographer who was up there was quite sentimental about the whole thing: "It's like historical and stuff," he said to me. I almost wondered if he was going to need a shoulder to cry on. I have to agree, though, the scene I saw then doesn't exactly exist now, and though it was my first time up there, I was glad I made it to see it. Rumor has it, though, that the photo spot is still quite worthwhile to check out.

It is, like, historical.

East Spans of the Bay Bridge
Photo of traffic moving over the original east span of the Bay Bridge, from Yerba Buena Island. This spot can be found in my Left My Heart in San Francisco photo guide.