BAY BRIDGE CLOSURE: How you'll get to San Francisco

BAY BRIDGE CLOSURE: How you'll get to San Francisco

Michele Ellson

Photo courtesy of the baybridgeinfo.org website.

Alameda’s commuters will need to find a different way to get across the Bay this week, when Caltrans shuts down the Bay Bridge in order to connect the new eastern span. The shutdown commences at 8 p.m. Wednesday, and the bridge is scheduled to reopen at 5 a.m. Tuesday, September 3.

BART plans to add cars to its regularly scheduled service and to provide all-night service at 14 stations from Thursday through Monday, and the rail line will run a Saturday schedule on Monday. Transfers will all take place at the MacArthur BART station.

Meanwhile, the San Francisco Bay Ferry will provide additional service on both their Alameda Main Street and Harbor Bay lines from Thursday through Monday, with all-night rides to and from San Francisco on the Main Street line.

As a result of the closure, AC Transit will halt its transbay service after 7:10 p.m. Wednesday and through the duration of the closure. Buses will operate in the East Bay only during the bridge closure, dropping off and picking up San Francisco passengers at the West Oakland, MacArthur, Coliseum and North Berkeley BART stations.

Additional information on the bridge closure is available here, while commute information can be accessed online at 511.org.