The Dumbarton Bridge will be closed to traffic Memorial Day weekend to allow Caltrans and its contractor to significantly advance seismic retrofit work on the bridge, according to bridge officials.
During the closure, motorists are encouraged to take public transit or use alternate driving routes.
Starting Friday, five-axle big-rigs will pay $18 — up from $11.25 — to cross the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and the Antioch, Benicia, Carquinez, Richmond-San Rafael, San Mateo and Dumbarton bridges. A year from now, the toll for those trucks will rise to $25.
There is only one fire hydrant on the Dumbarton Bridge, a fact that is not lost on one local fire chief.
All eastbound lanes and two westbound lanes of the Dumbarton Bridge were blocked Tuesday morning because of a crash involving a big-rig.
Proponents of congestion pricing on the peninsula call the Bay Bridge pricing tier a success.
A 48-year-old woman was rescued after jumping off the Dumbarton Bridge on Monday afternoon, a Fremont fire official said.
A man who threatened to jump off the Dumbarton Bridge Monday afternoon was safely taken into custody after a two-hour bridge closure that snarled traffic, authorities said.
The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a man and his dog Thursday evening after the man’s boat became disabled near the San Mateo Bridge, an agency spokesman said.
Bay Area traffic patterns were somewhat disrupted Thursday as Caltrans crews worked on a section of the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge to repair a crack that was discovered during an inspection Wednesday.