Park Street Bridge – Alameda CA and Oakland CA

Description

The Park Street Bridge across the Oakland Estuary was built to connect the cities of Alameda and Oakland.  The Park Street approach is on the Alameda side; from Oakland the approach is from 29th Street.

The bridge was funded by the Public Works Administration (PWA) when it was still called the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works and completed in 1935.

It is a bascule-type drawbridge to allow ships to pass beneath (rarely used today); the operator sat in the small tower on the east end of the bridge.   The construction is riveted steel girder, cantilever style, done by MacDonald and Kahn Company.

 

 

Source notes

City of Alameda, 'Historic Preservation Element.' (Alameda Free Library)

Plaque on west end of bridge

Project originally submitted by Gray Brechin on August 9, 2010.
Additional contributions by Richard A Walker.

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Location Info


Park Street
Alameda and Oakland, CA 94501

Coordinates: 37.77169, -122.2365

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