YES, a Plane Can Fly Under the Coronado Bridge!

BUT only with special permission! The Bridge was built in 1969. Its high curve allows a plane to fly under it which was a requirement for the Navy’s approval. The U.S. Navy initially did not support a bridge that would span San Diego Bay to connect San Diego to Coronado. They feared a bridge could be collapsed by an attack or an earthquake and trap the ships stationed at Naval Base San Diego.

Coronado Bridge at 2:00 pm