Before 1936, the primary way people got from San Francisco to Oakland was the ferry.
Shortly after Independence Day 1933, construction of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge began. The largest and most expensive bridge in its time opened November 1936 at a cost of $77 million. Two decks spanned 8.4 miles, with the lower deck reserved for electric trains and the upper deck for cars.
The toll? $0.65.
Image courtesy of the San Francisco Public Library