A complete list of bridges in California with pictures. Famous CA bridges, the biggest and the highest. From the earliest arch and beam bridges to the newest suspension and truss bridges, this list has them all. We build bridges to span obstacles, be it a valley, waterway, or another road. A bridge's function designates its design. A bridge can can be temporary, or it can last for millennia. Many Roman bridges are still standing (and even in use) today. No surprise then that bridges often become iconic landmarks for their region.What are famous bridges in California? For starters, there's the Golden Gate and Bay Bridge in San Francisco. The Golden Gate connects San Francisco to Marin County, while the Bay Bridge connects San Francisco to Oakland. Both are iconic figures and are some of the most bridges not only in California, but the world.