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Emily Burns demonstrates that 1.5 tall coast redwoods are the same height as the Bay Bridge from water to tower top.
Emily Burns demonstrates that 1.5 coast redwoods are the same height as the Bay Bridge from water to 526 foot tower top.

Outside our office this week the San Francisco Bay Bridge began twinkling with the artistic illumination of 25,000 new LED lights strung along the west span.  After dusk, views of the bridge are spectacular as waves of light pulse along 1.8 miles of the bridge over the bay.

The highest lights sit on the tall bridge towers which reach heights more than 500 feet above the water, that’s the height of 1.5 coast redwood trees stacked one on top of another!

The San Francisco skyline and new Bay Bridge lights, a view close to the League's downtown office.
The San Francisco skyline and new Bay Bridge lights, a view close to the League’s downtown office.

Check out more fun facts about redwoods and imagine how tall the redwoods are next time you glance at the bridge.


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About Emily Burns

Emily joined Save the Redwoods League as the Director of Science in 2010 after studying redwood forest ecology for seven years.


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