Crossing the Benicia-Martinez Bridge is truly an experience in itself. This is an amazing bridge! Drove across the water, and didn't even get wet! Would recommend to anyone. This bridge is perfect. It's smooth, but it gets windy sometimes. Actually have been commuting over this bridge since 1981 and it has always been an amazing experience.
This bridge provides an awesome view of the " moth fleet" all the big decommissioned ships that are anchored in the water nearby…..it's also a cool view of the refineries as well. It does get very windy though, so be cautious when you are driving it. The bridge connects you to Contra Costa County from Sacramento . It looks like it's in good condition so I feel safe driving across it.
The bridge itself is not bad by Bay Area standards. It's basically pavement over water. It is fascinating to see the remnants of the old bridge in between the roadways. It may be a hunk of metal, but it at least had some character.
While driving up Interstate 680 and crossing the Benicia-Martinez Bridge, you can look across Suisun Bay and see our Reserve fleet and reflect on a little bit of our Navy’s history. On one hand, the ‘Ghost Fleet’ is slightly depressing because the fleet represents a response to external threat, but on the other it represents our willingness to protect. Sad that we get placed in a position where we have no choice but to build these ships, very thankful to every man and woman who served on these ships.
The Benicia–Martinez Bridge refers to three parallel bridges which cross the Carquinez Strait just west of Suisun Bay; the spans link Benicia, California on the north side with Martinez, California on the south. Cool looks like a fun game. We have not played slope game on slopex yet.
Pretty bridge, nice alternative if the Bay Bridge is backed up. There's an old abandoned shipyard to the east. There's no fee going South only going North and it's $5 for a normal car.
This amazing location is located in beautiful Benicia, California, along with these other must-see places of interest:
- Benicia Capitol State Historic Park
- Benicia City Clocktower
- Crockett Hills Regional Park
- Benicia Historical Museum
- Carquinez Strait Regional Shoreline Park
- Benicia-Martinez Bridge
- NInth Street Park
- Benicia State Recreation Area
- Alfred Zampa Memorial Bridge
- Benicia Community Park
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