Bay Bridge Closure
The Bay Bridge is closing Wednesday night and San Francisco Ferry boat operators said they are increasing service beginning first thing Thursday morning and continuing through the Labor Day weekend.
With the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge opening in less than two weeks, bridge officials on Thursday highlighted the bike and pedestrian path that will be part of the new structure.
State transportation officials are warning motorists to find alternate routes around the Bay Area next week through Labor Day weekend while workers ready the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge.
The long-awaited changeover from the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge to the newly-constructed suspension will force a 5-day closure leading up the anticipated September 3 opening. The Bay Bridge will be closed from 8 p.m. Wednesday evening, August 28, through 5 a.m. Tuesday morning. So what alternatives to commuters have over Labor Day weekend?
KCBS’ Mike Sugerman learned that you may be able to sing in the rain, but you can’t always do bridge construction work in the rain.
Officials at the Golden Gate Bridge expect a spike in traffic over Presidents Day weekend, when the upper deck of the Bay Bridge will be closed for construction.