The old span will be closed on the evening of Wednesday, Aug. 28, and the new span will open on Tuesday morning, Sept. 3. There will be no Bay Bridge for five days later this month. New or old. If you need to travel from the East Bay to San Francisco, or vice versa, how are you going to get there?
That’s the big question facing commuters as well as residents as the Bay Area gets ready to transition from the Bay Bridge built in 1936 to the new span with its temporary seismic fixes.