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San Francisco Earthquake 1989 Bay Bridge
The San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge (known locally as the Bay Bridge or the Emperor Norton Bridge) is a complex of bridges spanning San Francisco Bay in California.As part of Interstate 80 and the direct road between San Francisco and Oakland, it carries about 260,000 vehicles a day on its two decks.
On October 17, 1989, a magnitude 6.9 earthquake hit the San Francisco Bay Area, killing 67 people and causing more than $5 billion in damages.
The 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake occurred in Northern California on October 17 at 5:04 p.m. local time (1989-10-18 00:04 UTC). The shock was centered in The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park approximately 10 mi (16 km) northeast of Santa Cruz on a section of the San Andreas Fault System and was named for the nearby Loma Prieta Peak in the Santa ...
San Francisco–Oakland earthquake of 1989: San Francisco–Oakland earthquake of 1989, major earthquake that struck the San Francisco Bay Area, California, U.S., on October 17, 1989.
Home page of the Museum of the City of San Francisco, with exhibits about the 1906 earthquake, California Gold Rush, internment of the Japanese during World War II
The eastern span of the Bay Bridge was damaged during the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake when a section of the bridge's upper deck collapsed onto the lower deck.
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San Francisco: San Francisco, city and port, northern California, U.S., located on a peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay.
Cars sit abandoned on the quake-ravaged Cypress Structures on Interstate 880 highway in Oakland, California, after a quake rocketed the San Francisco Bay Area, killing an estimated 63 people and doing $1 billion in damage, Oct. 18, 1989.
San Francisco – Military – U.S. Navy . Drive to Build a Dewey Monument in San Francisco – 1899; Navy Operations During the 1906 Earthquake and Fire