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The Francis "Lefty" O'Doul Third Street Bridge

 
 
The Francis "Lefty" O'Doul Third Street Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 17, 2020
1. The Francis "Lefty" O'Doul Third Street Bridge Marker
Inscription.  The Francis Lefty O'Doul Third Street Bridge, City Landmark No. 194, was built in 1933. The Strauss Engineering Company, designers Of the Golden Gate Bridge, designed this heel trunnion type steel truss bascule bridge. The bridge is weighted at one end to counter balance the structure at the other end. The span consists of a 148-foot steel bascule truss and carries Third Street over Mission Creek. The bridge is owned and operated by the City and County of San Francisco.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts.
 
Location. 37° 46.637′ N, 122° 23.431′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker can be reached from Third Street south of Willie Mays Plaza. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Francisco CA 94107, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Juan Antonio Marichal Sanchez (here, next to this marker); Willie Howard Mays, Jr. (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Steamboat Point (about 400 feet away); Rammaytush (about 600 feet away); Southbeach Shoreline – 1852
The Francis "Lefty" O'Doul Third Street Bridge Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 17, 2020
2. The Francis "Lefty" O'Doul Third Street Bridge Marker - wide view
The marker is visible here embedded in the sidewalk just a few steps from the bridge, on the east (Bay/ballpark) side of Third Street.
(about 600 feet away); The Garcia and Maggini Warehouse (about 700 feet away); Chutchui and Sitlintac (about 800 feet away); Gaylord Jackson Perry (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
Also see . . .
1. Third Street Bridge (NoeHill in San Francisco). "This is the only bridge of this type in the vicinity of San Francisco although sixteen steel truss bascules remain in California today, nine of them designed by Strauss. Four were built by Strauss between 1923 and 1929 along the Sacramento River....The Lefty O'Doul bridge is the last of this type that Strauss designed." (Submitted on December 18, 2020.) 

2. 3rd St Bridge Then and Now (Found SF). (Submitted on December 18, 2020.)
 
Third Street Bridge - looking south on Third Street image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 17, 2020
3. Third Street Bridge - looking south on Third Street
(The statue on the left in the distance is of Juan Marichal about to throw a baseball out over Mission Bay.)
Third Street Bridge - east (Bay/ballpark) side of bridge image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 17, 2020
4. Third Street Bridge - east (Bay/ballpark) side of bridge
Third Street Bridge - looking north on Third Street, with Oracle Park (home of the Giants) visible image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 17, 2020
5. Third Street Bridge - looking north on Third Street, with Oracle Park (home of the Giants) visible
1933 Bridge dedication plaque image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 17, 2020
6. 1933 Bridge dedication plaque
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 18, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 18, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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