17 was a four lane freeway from Santa Cruz Avenue to Interstate 80
1958. It has been four lanes divided to Santa Cruz since the 1950s, if
not earlier. This first part of this set is from I980 to I238 and is
1991. The first photo is of I980 West between I580 and I880. This was
the only way to I880 from I580 back then. I never did the Cypress
section before it collapsed. However I did this exact ride right after
this during the Oakland hills fire. I hardly ever did I880 between I80
and I238. I did it many times from I280 to I238.
This is the 980/880 Interchange. This is from the days when I980 was a detour to start 880 South in Oakland.
This is near 10th Avenue.
This is near 23rd Avenue.
This is near High Street.This is by the Oakland Coliseum. The carpool lanes on I880 were turned into express lanes.