Carquinez Strait Powerline Crossing


Carquinez Strait Powerline Crossing was the world's first powerline crossing of a large river. It was built in 1901 for a 60 kV powerline operated by Bay Counties Power Company to deliver electric power to Oakland, California. For this a crossing of Carquinez Strait was required, which has at its narrowest point a width of 1 kilometre (1 mi). Such a span width was impossible with wooden poles, which were common in those days. Go to the map ⬆⬆

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You can find around this zone pois of interest and places relates with Populated areas, municipalities, cities and towns, Roads, Straits, what to see / tourism / Tourist sites and attractions / Roller coasters, Natural Heritage / Flora

Populated areas, municipalities, cities and towns

  1. El Sobrante (condado de Contra Costa, California)
  2. Rollingwood (California)
  3. Tara Hills
  4. Vallejo (California)
  5. Bayview (condado de Contra Costa, California)
  6. Montalvin
  7. Terminous (California)
  8. Pinole, California
  9. Crockett (California)
  10. Port Costa


  1. Richmond Parkway
  2. Ruta Estatal de California 29
  3. Ruta Estatal de California 37


  1. Mare Island Strait

what to see / tourism / Tourist sites and attractions / Roller coasters

  1. Roar (roller coaster)
  2. Superman: Ultimate Flight (Six Flags Discovery Kingdom)

Natural Heritage / Flora

  1. Jardín Botánico de Plantas Nativas Forrest Deaner

Other interest places

  1. Richmond High School (Richmond, California)
  2. Hercules Station & Terminal
  3. Kennedy Grove Regional Recreation Area

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