The Rio Vista Bridge (23 0024) is a vertical-lift bridge with two lift towers. The main span is a steel Warren through truss, and the bridge has 12 through-truss spans and 17 reinforced-concrete slab approach spans. The lift span provides a 270-foot waterway opening for navigation on the Sacramento (Deep Water Ship Channel) River and a vertical clearance of 135 feet above the flood plain elevation. The waterway opening has timber fenders on the main span's piers. At 360 feet long, the bridge has the second longest lift span in the state. The Rio Vista Bridge is also the second longest lift bridge in the state, and has similar horizontal and vertical clearances to the longest lift bridge, the Schuyler Heim Lift Bridge (53 2618) in Long Beach. The Rio Vista Bridge measures a total of 2,890 feet long. The Schuyler Heim Lift Bridge is 3,976 feet long, has a vertical clearance of 175 feet, and a horizontal clearance in the channel of 240 feet.