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Bridge Seismic Safety Replacement Project
Embarcadero Bridge to Close May 13, 2016
Thank You in Advance
The City of Oakland thanks Embarcadero bridge and roadway users in advance, for their patience and cooperation as we continue to enhance our emerging waterfront and strengthen critical links such as this to withstand earthquakes. Access to the waterfront and seismic safety of our infrastructure are both critical for Oakland residents and visitors. We will do all we can to minimize inconveniences over the two year span of the project.
Brooklyn Basin Project
Click here to go to the Brooklyn Basin webpage for information, updates and contacts on this nearby development.
April 25, 2016: Official notice and public outreach about the long-awaited closing begins with letters to all affected residents, businesses and users of the roadway
May 13, 2016: Flatiron Construction will close the bridge and begin heavy construction
- Engineer will be on site to ensure compliance with plans and specifications
- Contractor’s normal working hours are Monday through Friday, from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
May 2018: Anticipated opening of new bridge
- Embarcadero Bridge Fact Sheet April 2016
- Oakland Public Works Traffic and Construction Advisory
- Detour Map
- Official Resident and Business Notification Letter
- Portable Message Signs - Beginning Monday, April 25 to alert roadway users
Frequently Asked Questions
Why replace the Embarcadero Bridge?
The current Embarcadero Bridge is not seismically safe, so it needs to be brought up to current seismic safety standards. The replacement of the bridge provides for the opportunity to expand pedestrian, bicycle, and recreational access on the bridge and to the Channel and Estuary. These additional elements allow for enhanced Bay Trail access and waterway clearance for small boats. Its design will be more pleasing and allow for much more access.
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