3rd St Bridge Then and Now

Unfinished History

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3rd Street Bridge before its official opening, March 30, 1933.

Photo: SFMTA Photo Archive U13900

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3rd Street Bridge opening May 12, 1933
Photo: San Francisco History Center, SF Public Library

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3rd Street Bridge open with the SS Talamanca going out with a tugboat.

Photo: SFMTA Photo Archive U13900B

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The day after official opening, May 13, 1933.

Photo: SFMTA Photo Archive U13900A


" Lefty O'Doul" Bridge where 3rd Street crosses Mission Creek. This classic draw bridge of the early 20th century was designed by the same engineer who later designed the Golden Gate Bridge.

Photo: Chris Carlsson

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McCovey Cove when it was still China Basin, 1996.

Photo: Chris Carlsson

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3rd Street Bridge at high tide, new condominiums under construction on southwest corner of crossing, 2016.

Photo: Chris Carlsson

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3rd Street Bridge, 2023.

Photo: Eihway Su

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