Bay Bridge

 The Bay Bridge is an architectural monument, connecting downtown San Francisco to Oakland across the Bay. Made up of two distinct spans and connecting at Yerba Buena Island, we continue to push for bicycle access across the full length of the bridge.


After years of advocacy, we welcomed the opening of the East Span on September 2, 2013. The new East Span includes a beautiful bicycle and pedestrian path named after a long-time advocate for bicycling, Alexander Zuckermann. In carrying on his legacy, the SF Bicycle Coalition continues to work towards a connection onto the West Span to continue the path all the way to San Francisco.

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Upcoming Timeline

  • Early 2015: Final designs of West Span ramp onto Yerba Buena Island to be complete
  • Mid 2016: Construction of East Span ramp onto Yerba Buena Island to be complete, construction of West Span ramp to begin
  • Late 2018: Construction of West Span ramp to be complete


  • 1936: The Bay Bridge opens
  • 1989: Loma Prieta earthquake causes severe damage to the Bay Bridge
  • 2002: Construction for the East Span replacement begins
  • 2013: Construction on the East Span replacement is complete and opens to traffic