The Gregarious Railfan
Railroad Bridges
Benicia Martinez Rail Bridge
Google images <Click on image to enlarge>
GPS:  N 38.04589, W 122.12635

Scanner: ?

Railroad:  Union Pacific   (?) Division, Martinez Sub

Railfan Access:  Very limited, Bayshore Rd in Benicia will give a view, N 38.05278, W 122.12838 but parking is less
than desirable;  another spot with a long view is Vista Point, N 38.04982, W 122.12963

Description:  The Benicia Martinez Rail Bridge links the cities of Benicia and Martinez California across the Carquinez
Strait just west of Suisun Bay about 25 Miles Northeast of San Francisco.  Union Pacific Railroad's Benicia-Martinez
drawbridge is between  two vehicle bridges that carry I-680. The railroad bridge was built between 1928 and 1930 for
Southern Pacific Railroad to replace its train ferry between Benicia and Port Costa, California. It is the second-longest
railway bridge in North America, and the longest railway bridge west of the Mississippi River. Before the bridge was
completed, ferries were used to allow the railway to cross Suisun Bay.
Links
Map
Benicia Martinez Rail Bridge - Bridge Browser  good pictures
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