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Third Street Bridge Rehabilitation Project

Project Introduction

The Third Street Bridge, also known as the "Lefty O'Doul Bridge", has been in the process of rehabilitation work to sustain the integrity of the bridge and to address corrosion issues since December 2017. 

The project involves; repairs or replacement of damaged steel members, welds, concrete counterweights, support piles, bridge fenders, spot removal of rust and associated priming and recoating, removal and replacement of the steel bridge deck and other associated work. This is a unique project that involves the use of underwater divers, barges, rafts, temporary installation of protective barriers and containment curtains. 

Bridge History

The bridge opened on May 12, 1933, at a ceremony attended by mayor Angelo Joseph Rossi, having been designed by Joseph Strauss, chief engineer of the Golden Gate Bridge. At the time, it carried pedestrians, automobiles, streetcars, and trains. The bridge was renamed in 1980 in honor of the famous baseball player Lefty O'Doul. It was retrofitted in 1999, prior to the opening of the adjacent ballpark, originally named Pacific Bell Park.

It's also pretty famous in Hollywood, Lefty O'Doul has been in quite a few movies. The bridge was seen in a chase sequence in the 1985 James Bond film A View to a Kill, the Clint Eastwood movies Magnum Force, The Enforcer and the 2015 movie San Andreas starring Dwayne Johnson and Alexandra Daddario. 

Project Timeline 
December 11, 2017 - January 26, 2018
Counterweight repair work
Early 2018 - Spring 2019
Rehabilitation and construction activity begins
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For more information, please visit the Department of Public Works web page at

CONTACT: Coma Te at the Department of Public Works

PHONE: 415-558-5283


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