9.75 in HIGH x 13.5 in WIDE
(24.76 cm HIGH x 34.29 cm WIDE)
The Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California. Gift of ANG Newspapers

An aerial view of old Highway 40 between Rodeo and the Carquinez Bridge extends straight as an arrow from bottom center, until it makes a bend to the right just before crossing the Sacramento River at the top. Well before it crosses the river, it passes through a field of oil refinery tanks on both sides. At left center a new housing subdivision appears. A Tribune clipping, dated Sept. 6, 1958, on the back reads "WAITING FOR THE BRIDGE Paving the last link of the Highway 40 freeway from El Cerrito to Crockett--the stretch north from Rodeo to the Carquinez Bridge--is due to be completed October 15. But this highway, built through the largest excavation ever made for a road, won't be opened until the parallel bridge is completed, perhaps by Dec. 1, engineers say."

Used: Oakland Tribune

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