A 'hands off' collection of cars that were museum pieces right
from Day 1 and a collection of fine art that has the automobile
as its subject.
Hiller Aviation Museum
A collection dedicated to man's concept of flight. Museum exhibits
highlight the many historic advancements native to Northern California,
and show how technologies resident here today will shape the
future of air transportation. San Carlos.
The bridges documented include the Golden Gate Bridge, the San
Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, the Carquinez Bridge, the Richmond-San
Rafael Bridge, the Antioch Bridge, and the Dumbarton Bridge.
The exhibit also contains documents detailing Bay Area bridge
projects that were seriously considered, but were never built.
The New East Span of the Bay Bridge
The replacement of the East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland
Bay Bridge is the largest, most visible and challenging public
works project Northern California has seen in decades.
in Steel: Bay Bridge and the Golden Gate
Within the 450 square miles of landlocked harbor, San Francisco
Bay has eight major highway bridges, including four of the world's
greatest steel bridges, as well as two railroad bridges. By John
Bernard McGloin, S.J., Professor of History, University of San
CA Department of Motor Vehicles History of CA DMV
Essentially, Californians were anxious to police motorists and protect themselves with a formidable barrier of "rules of the road." The secretary of state was empowered in 1905 to register and license motor vehicles.
70.5 miles from I-80 near Fairfield, south through the Diablo
Valley, and ending at US 101/I-280 in San Jose. The Pleasanton-San
Jose commute is now the South Bay's most congested, because of
increased residential development in the Pleasanton Area leading
to jobs in Silicon Valley.
44.70-mile Nimitz Freeway; from I-280 in San Jose to I-80 in
Oakland. On the Spanish news stations, the name is contracted
to "Ochochenta." Named after WWII admiral Chester W.
Lincoln Highway History
The Lincoln Highway was established in 1913 as the first highway
across the United States. Unlike the highways of today, the Lincoln
was very narrow, unpaved in many places and not straight as an
Why are stoplights Red, Yellow and Green?
Stoplights are red, yellow, and green, because traffic officials,
early on copied the code system railroad engineers devised for
track systems controlling the trains.
Alviso is a seemingly out of place neighborhood of Silicon Valley's
sprawling San Jose. It is a small, quiet residential community
at the southern edge of San Francisco Bay with a long history
as a port dating back to the days of the Spanish missions.
History of Vallejo Ferry Service
In 1986 Marine World/Africa USA moved to a spacious new location
in Vallejo from Redwood City. San Francisco tour boat operator,
Red & White Fleet began a ferry service to Vallejo and bus
service carrying commuters to San Francisco in the morning and
bringing visitors to Marine World during the midday and on weekends.
As long as there have been floating vessels, mariners have found
safe harbor in San Francisco Bay, beginning with the first people
in the Americas thousands of years ago.
of Oakland History
Home base for Jack London's sailboat Razzle Dazzle and his fellow
teen-age "oyster pirates." His favorite saloon, Heinhold's
First & Last Chance, still stands today at Jack London Square.
First port to renovate for container shipping. Cranes inspired
huge waling robots in Star Wars movies.
Port of San Francisco History
Born out of the Gold Rush, today's Port of San Francisco is a
public agency responsible for managing the 7-1/2 miles of San
Francisco Bay shoreline stretching from Hyde Street Pier in the
north to India Basin in the south.