Shockingly, Part of San Francisco is in the East Bay on Alameda Island – This Photo Tells the Story

Here it is a map showing the borders of San Francisco.¬†And here’s the view of two East Bay peninsulas looking south from the Bay Bridge.

See? The nearer peninsula, the one with the big white crane, is part of the City of Oakland. It shows respect for the Alameda / San Francisco county border by stopping exactly where it should. But the farther one, part of the City of Alameda, simply juts all the way into San Francisco County.

How wude!

Here’s the borderline:

Anyway, it’s our land but it’s in the East Bay.


All the deets:

“Looking eastward from Twin Peaks, San Francisco. That’s Mission Bay / Dogpatch in the foreground with Oakland in the background.

Here’s your first choice. Does this line represent the border betwixt the counties?

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And here’s your second, with the westernmost portion of Alameda in the City and County of San Francisco:

And here’s your third choice, right down the channel:

And here’s your answer, it’s photo #2, for some odd reason.

Now, you Better Know the Bay Area.

Thanks for playing!”

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8 Responses to “Shockingly, Part of San Francisco is in the East Bay on Alameda Island – This Photo Tells the Story”

  1. Linda says:

    And . . . the new eastern suspension span of the Bay Bridge is also in . . . San Francisco!

  2. sfcitizen says:

    Yeah, I guess that’s true – I’ve always considered that side a part of Alameda County…

  3. Chris says:

    Looking at the Google map, you can clearly see where the line is – the SF portion of Alameda island is a green (weedy) space, whereas the rest of the island (in Alameda) is concrete. Neat!

  4. sfcitizen says:

    Good catch. I’ll check it out…

  5. Greg says:

    Does this mean we have to come up with a name for yet another neighborhood? As it is south of the Bay Bridge shall we call it SOBB?

  6. sfcitizen says:

    Good one.

    I’ve called it San Francisco’s Back 40 since I think it’s about 40 acres…

  7. Jal says:

    Actually, only part of the eastern span of the Bay Bridge is SF County, as the City/county limits sign on the span sates. The 1st 1/2 mile of the Bay bridge, coming from the east is Alameda County

  8. sfcitizen says:

    All right, I get what you say except for the actually part. I have the county line going right under the eastern span, just as you indicate.

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