The Richmond-San Rafael Bridge has two spans that traverse the north end of San Francisco Bay, just south of the San Pablo Strait. The bridge serves the towns of Richmond and San Rafael. It also runs adjacent to San Quentin State Prison, located just to the south of the west side of the spans.
The bridge and approaches to the spans are about five and a half miles long (5.5 miles), with the bridge spans rising about 185 feet above the bay. It is part of the I-580 spur, which begins at U.S. 101 in San Rafael. Richmond is located at the east end of the spans. TurnpikeInfo.com shows just over eight (8) miles of I-580, from US 101 in San Rafael to Canal Boulevard in Richmond.
Tolls are collected in the westbound direction only, in Richmond, at a plaza just east of the main bridge spans.
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Tolls on the Richmond San Rafael Bridge are calculated based on the number of axles for your vehicle. When counting axles, make certain to count the axles with wheels on the ground, including any axles on trailers you may be towing.
The Richmond San Rafael Bridge has 6 axle designations.
When calculating a toll, the following options will be available in the calculator's drop-down menu:
Count each axle with wheels on the ground.
More detailed vehicle class information may be found on the Toll Payments page.