There will be no Bay Bridge for five days later this month. New or old.
Many commuters and residents will have to figure out how to get from the East Bay to San Francisco, or vice versa, while the Bay Area gets ready to transition from the Bay Bridge built in 1936 to the new span with its temporary seismic fixes.
Do you think East Bay residents will travel to San Francisco via Marin during the closure? Are you worried about traffic in Marin during Labor Day Weekend?
However, he is critical of how long the project has taken and how much it has cost.
“The new eastern span of the Bay Bridge is 10 years late, and $5 billion over budget," said DeSaulnier. "The commuters are the ones who have paid for this project as it has skyrocketed over budget, and they have been left vulnerable each day spent on the old span. They deserve the safest bridge possible.”