One of the last cars to cross the Bay Bridge. (Deborah Svoboda/KQED)
One of the last cars to cross the Bay Bridge. (Deborah Svoboda/KQED)

A wall of fog fell across the Bay Bridge minutes before the last cars would pass over on Wednesday night. It was the final curtain call for a span that had connected the East Bay to Treasure Island for decades.

By Thursday morning, workers already had started to demolish part of the old Bay Bridge and pave the way to connect the new span. The bridge will reopen by 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 3.

Drivers faced heavy traffic on alternative bridges Thursday morning. BART and ferry riders reported a relatively smooth commute despite a higher volume of riders.


Lisa Pickoff-White

Lisa Pickoff-White is KQED's Senior News Interactive Producer. Lisa specializes in simplifying complex topics and bringing them to life through compelling visuals, including photography and data visualizations. She previously has worked at the Center for Investigative Reporting and other national outlets. Her work has been honored with awards from the Online News Association, Investigative Reporters and Editors, the Society of Professional Journalists and SXSW Interactive.  Follow: @pickoffwhite Email:

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