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BART service during Labor Day Weekend 2013 San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Closure

Bay Bridge
BART will run around the clock during the Bay Bridge Closure scheduled for this Labor Day Weekend. The Bay Bridge will be closed to take the original East Span out of service and to open the new East Span to traffic. Here’s what’s you need to know.
Wednesday, August 28
8 PM: Bay Bridge closes to all traffic in both directions. Read more about the closure at
Thursday, August 29 – Monday, September 2
BART will run 24 hours a day with limited service at the following 14 stations and with transfers only at MacArthur Station:
East Bay

  • 12th St./Oakland City Center
  • Bay Fair
  • Coliseum/Oakland Airport
  • Concord
  • Downtown Berkeley
  • Dublin/Pleasanton
  • El Cerrito del Norte
  • MacArthur (T)
  • Walnut Creek

San Francisco

  • 24th St. Mission
  • Daly City
  • Embarcadero
  • Powell St.
  • San Francisco International Airport

Download BART’s detailed schedule to see exact times for each station.
Note: Trains will not run overnight Monday into Tuesday so BART may carry out required maintenance work and inspections. 
On Monday, Labor Day, September 2, BART will run trains on a Saturday schedule.
Tuesday, September 3
5 AM: Bay Bridge reopens. Following the safe rerouting of traffic to the new East Span, the original East Span will be demolished, a process will take approximately three years.

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Bay Bridge Eastbound detour in Oakland to begin Memorial Day weekend

Today, Caltrans announced a detour for motorists driving into Oakland across the Bay Bridge beginning Memorial Day weekend.

Motorists driving on the lower deck of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge will experience a slightly different approach into Oakland after this Memorial Day weekend. While speed limits will remain the same, eastbound drivers should be prepared for the small detour as they emerge from under the upper deck.

Construction for this detour will not require a full bridge closure. While the bridge will remain open for the holiday weekend, select eastbound lanes will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29. Eastbound traffic will still have access during these limited lane closures and westbound traffic will not be impacted.
Bay Bridge Explorer
Also announced today was the release of Bay Bridge Explorer, a mobile driving simulator for iPhone, iPad and iPod that allows users to drive on the Bay Bridge.
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Massive Deck Sections for Bay Bridge's Self-Anchored Suspension Span Arrive

Nearly 6,800 Tons of Steel for New Iconic East Span
Oakland, Jan. 21, 2010–The first of 28 immense deck sections for the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge’s new Self-Anchored Suspension Span (SAS) arrived in the San Francisco Bay today after a trans-Pacific voyage. The SAS is the most iconic element of the bridge’s new East Span.
The eight deck sections, and several cross beams that will link the span’s east- and westbound decks, weigh nearly 6,800 tons. These first sections will be used to build the western end of the SAS. Future shipments will include sections of the span’s single 525-foot-tall tower.
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Bay Bridge Closed

Update: Check out our updated Bay Bridge info page for updated info.
Update: A few pieces of the Bay Bridge snapped and fell onto the upper deck of the Eastern span of the Bay Bridge. As a result, the Bay Bridge is closed indefinitely:
BART will operate longer trains during normal hours this evening and staff additional drivers on Wednesday as needed.
Capitol Corridor is canceling all connecting busses to San Francisco and suggests using BART to reach San Francisco. Riders can change to BART at Richmond Station.
AC Transit – “For the morning, weekday commute (until the bridge reopens), AC Transit will run regular service; however, buses will detour to four East Bay BART stations — as they did during the Labor Day bridge closure — so that passengers can continue to downtown San Francisco on BART. ”
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BART to Operate 24 Hours a Day During 2009 Labor Day Weekend Bay Bridge Closure

bart_logo_300Starting this Friday, September 4, BART will be running trains 24 hours a day during the September 4th – 7th Bay Bridge closure. The trains will run hourly to 14 stations.
Stations with overnight service:

  • 24th Street Mission
  • Bay Fair (parking available)
  • Coliseum/Oakland Airport (parking available)
  • Concord (parking available)
  • Daly City (parking available)
  • Downtown Berkeley
  • Dublin/Pleasanton (parking available)
  • El Cerrito Del Norte (parking available)
  • Embarcadero
  • MacArthur (parking available, timed BART transfer point)
  • Oakland City Center/12th St. (timed BART transfers, AC Transit transfer point)
  • Powell Street
  • San Francisco International Airport
  • Walnut Creek(Parking Available)

For more info on BARTs overnight trains during the Bay Bridge closure check out the BART news page.