Garver Bridge

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Garver Bridge is a road bridge connecting San Fierro and Tierra Robada in San Andreas. It is modeled after the Forth Road Bridge outside Edinburgh, Scotland, and is also meant to emulate the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in its placement with respect to the city (extending from beside the city's financial district out into the bay).

Garver Bridge sits alongside Kincaid Bridge, a rail bridge modeled after the Forth Bridge, which sits alongside the Forth Road Bridge. Garver Bridge is part of the near-continuous freeway system that connects Las Venturas, San Fierro, and Los Santos. Like the Forth Road Bridge (and unlike the double-deck San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge), Garver Bridge comprises a single-deck, four-lane freeway. Also, like the Forth Road Bridge, Garver Bridge is a single span with two pillars, in contrast to the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge's two distinct spans (separated by Yerba Buena Island).

Trivia

  • To the west (right) of Garver Bridge's San Fierro approach can be seen the remnants of a freeway decimated by the recent earthquake alluded to in game dialogue. This appears to resemble the aftermath of the Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989, which resulted in major structural damage to San Francisco's Embarcadero Freeway, prompting its subsequent removal and renovation of the Embarcadero.