Leimert Bridge is located in the Oakmore neighborhood of Oakland, California. It spans 357 ft (109 m) and is 117 ft (36 m) high above Sausal Creek. It is a cement and steel arch bridge. When it was built in 1926, it was the largest single-span bridge on the West Coast.
Realtor Walter H. Leimert built the bridge in order to develop the Oakmore Heights area. The Park Boulevard #18 street car line spurred off the Key System and crossed the bridge connecting Oakmore to central Oakland until the late 1940s; the streetcar power lines were then converted to street lighting.
It became a City of Oakland landmark in 1980.
Hiking Trails that travel under the bridge, can be accessed from the Sausal Creek train heads at Dimond Park and off Benevides Ave.
Mailman. Erika. Oakland Hills (Images of America). Arcadia Publishing. 2004. ISBN 0-7385-2926-5
- The Leimert Bridge: Historical background - Oakmore Homes Association with pictures of bridge