Walking on the Alfred Zampa Memorial Bridge

Hi Everyone, Here’s a bit of background on “Al Zampa” who was a true icon of San Francisco Bay Area history and a description of the bridge named for him.
Sounds like you all had a fun walk as the rains relented, good timing! I looked up Al Zampa and found some remarkable history.

38°03’43.0”N 122°13’32.3”W – Google Maps – an aerial view of the bridges and the Carquinez Strait

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carquinez_Bridge – Differentiates the two bridges, the suspension bridge carries westbound traffic on Interstate 80 from Vallejo to Crockett opened in 2003 is named for Al Zampa. The older eastbound cantilever bridge next to it routing I-80 traffic the other way was built in 1958. This entry details some of the rich history of this crossing

http://alzampabridge.com/the-man/ – Engaging human history of Al Zampa and his family

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Zampa – Brief vignette of Mr. Zampa and a classic photo

We can add any photos you may have taken of this hike if you wish. Thanks, Z


We hiked with Michael in the hills above Crockett and the Al Zampa bridge just about two years ago on March 20, 2017.

Here are a few photos of the bridge(s) from that time. You may recall the fresh greens of that hike in the hills and the impending rain which finally came down “just in time” for lunch.

The ship is the Golden Bear at the California State University Maritime Academy in Vallejo. CSUMAV is one of 23 campuses in the state university system.

Zipping up with the storm approaching

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