The multiple suspension spans of the San Francisco-Oakland
Bay Bridge present a handsome background for this stretch of the line
between the Folsom and Brannan stations, first two stops after leaving the subway.
For nearly three much earlier decades, ending in the late 1950s, electric rail transit crossed the water on the
lower level of this graceful bridge. At one time these trains could take the
traveler a hundred or more miles to the northeast, and also provided more local
service to Oakland, Berkeley and other communities -- areas now served by BART.