Benicia-Martinez Bridge

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STATUS: In August 2009 the bridge was open to bicycle and pedestrian transportation.

 

The existing Benicia-Martinez Bridge provides Interstate 680 access across the Carquinez Strait between Contra Costa and Solano counties.

 

The new Benicia-Martinez pedestrian/bicycle lane on the Senator George Miller, Jr. Memorial Bridge closes a gap in the San Francisco Bay and Ridge Trails. This lane also serves as a link in the Carquinez Strait Scenic Loop Trail, which is a 50-mile trail that crosses both the Benicia-Martinez Bridge and Al Zampa Bridge spans over the Carquinez Strait. Bicyclists and pedestrians using this new path are treated to stunning views of the Suisun Bay, as well as the Carquinez Bridge and the Mothball Fleet.