San Francisco January 18, 2018
Most People Don’t Know About These Strange Ruins Hiding Near San Francisco
Everyone knows about the Sutro Baths in San Francisco as they have become tourist attractions. But, there are other ruins very close to San Francisco that mainly go unnoticed. If you want to learn more about San Francisco Bay Area history then keep reading to discover more about the past and present. Go beyond Sutro Baths and dive into Bay Area history to learn about these ruins.
The Bayshore Roundhouse at one time included a huge freight yard, shop and store buildings, 25 outbound tracks, 39 inbound tracks and a hospital for the 3,000 employees.
The ruins of the roundhouse are next to the railroad switchyard south of San Francisco in Brisbane.
The Bayshore Roundhouse was built between 1907 and 1910 by the Southern Pacific Railroad.
The Bayshore roundhouse was already obsolete by 1958, but used in other ways for storage purposes for some years.
Eventually after years of decreasing usage, the roundhouse was abandoned, closing fully in October 25th, 1982. The decay started at the roundhouse quickly.
The site today is mostly enclosed with barbed wire fencing because of the decay and rot left behind. However, there are points that trespassers and all manner of people have scaled the property. We recommend you don't visit for safety concerns.
A fire started on one side of the Roundhouse in 2001 leaving the Flat Side of the roundhouse. The site still sits in ruins today.
Vandals and street artists have spray painted and covered a lot of the remaining structures that remain standing at the Roundhouse.
This aerial picture show what is remaining of the Roundhouse. You can make out the shape of the roundhouse, and what it used to be in the past.
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