Movie and Map Geeks: The Matrix Reloaded in the Bay Area

The famous freeway chase scene in the movie Matrix Reloaded was filmed in nearby Alameda.

The film company, matrix productions, reputedly destroyed the overpasses and surrounding material after they finished filming so that no one could use it again. I’m not sure about this, though, because the area is at the western edge of the former Alameda Naval Air Station, where I can’t imagine a lot of overpasses were originally needed. (Perhaps they built up and then removed their additions.)

Here’s a Google Map of what’s left.

And, in related news, it seems that Google Maps is about to get two more layers of resolution. High-res places are rumored to include our fair city, New York, and Los Angeles, with more to follow. This is very cool.

2 Comments so far

  1. Jason D- (unregistered) on January 6th, 2006 @ 1:09 am

    No way! I thought they did that in the australian desert. That’s annoying as hell that I have been looking at the spot every day for over a year on Muni across the bay. I sense a covert mission in order.

  2. Jasper (unregistered) on January 12th, 2006 @ 11:38 am

    They filmed one part of the chase scene in Matrix 2 right in front of the place I worked at – 510 16th Street, which, at that point, is a one block street in Oakland. It was a scene where the two weird whitefaced-dreadlocked ghosty guys are driving while shooting machine gun type things.

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