Updated August 29, 2013

San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Closes Over Labor Weekend 2013 (More Info and PDF factsheet)
8pm on Wednesday, August 28 through 5am on Tuesday, September 3

Aug. 29 & 30: Larkspur Ferry ADDS 4:10pm SF-Larkspur trip and BACKUP boat to 6:25pm SF-Larkspur trip, if needed

Impacts at Gate Golden Bridge and on Golden Gate Ferry & Golden Gate Transit Bus

Click HERE for Transit Ridership and GGBridge Traffic during Bay Bridge Closure

Click HERE for Average Daily Transit Ridership and GGBridge Traffic

Golden Gate Bridge: Expect Significant Delays of up to 1 to 2 hours in/out of San Francisco

During the Bay Bridge closure in 2009, Golden Gate Bridge SOUTHBOUND traffic increased by 20% (or an additional 40,00 southbound vehicles) and in 2007, when the Bay Bridge was closed, Golden Gate Bridge SOUTHBOUND traffic increased by 22% (or an additional 40,265 southbound vehicles). View the details of the southbound traffic increases during past Bay Bridge Closures by clicking HERE.

The Golden Gate Bridge has six traffic and we will adjust the lane configuration to move the traffic volumes as smoothly as possible, given the likelihood of a very large increase in traffic in both directions. If you are thinking of using the Golden Gate Bridge as an alternative, keep in mind:

  1. The Golden Gate Bridge is now using All Electronic Tolling, there is no stopping and no cash collected at the Toll Plaza. Get a FasTrak tag now or read the options here: www.goldengate.org/tolls.
  2. The lane configuration on Doyle Drive located just south of the Golden Gate Bridge, is typically set 2 southbound lanes into San Francisco and 3 northbound lanes out of San Francisco.
  3. Both options (Larkspur exit and San Rafael exit) to connect between U.S. Highway 101 and the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge include a portion that is a one lane roadway in each direction.
  4. Expect very heavy delays as a result. Expect all roadways leading the Golden Gate Bridge to also experience delays.

Golden Gate Ferry

Larkspur Ferry

Sausalito Ferry

Golden Gate Bus Transit

Transit Ridership and GGBridge Traffic

Golden Gate Transit BUS operation: There has been no observed or detectable change in overall ridership. Routes 40/42 from the East Bay were delayed 20-30 minutes due to traffic across the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge.

Golden Gate LARKSPUR Ferry: Information is preliminary and not audited.

THURSDAY & FRIDAY (Southbound only)

Trip
Thu.,
Aug. 29
Thu.,
Aug. 22
Diff.
Fri.,
Aug. 30
Fri.,
Aug. 23
Diff.
5:45am
242
175
+67
202
180
+22
6:35am
448

277

+177
358
245
+113
7:00am
448
304
+144
330
292
+38
7:30am
448
326
+122
334
271
+63
7:50am
409
404
+5
328
317
+11
8:20am
330
434
-104
305
391
-86
8:40am (added)
64
n/a
+64
n/a
n/a
n/a
9:15am
188
244
-56
211
232
-21
TOTALS
2577
2164
+413
2068
1928
+140

SATURDAY & SUNDAY (Southbound)

Trip
Sat.,
Aug. 31
Sat.,
Aug. 24
Diff.
Sun.,
Sep. 1
Sat.,
Aug. 25
Diff.
9:40am
388
346
+42
317
395
-78
11:40am
464
331
+133
485
309
+176
1:40pm
300
203
+97
242
149
+93
3:30pm (added)
86
n/a
+86
108
n/a
+108
4:45pm
296
296
0
244
234
+10
6:00pm (added)
57
n/a
+57
72
n/a
+72
9:15pm (added)
53
n/a
+53
37
n/a
+37
11:00pm (added)
7
n/a
+7
8
n/a
+8
TOTALS
1,651
1,176
+475
1,513
1,087
+426

SATURDAY & SUNDAY (Northbound)

Trip
Sat.,
Aug. 31
Sat.,
Aug. 24
Diff.
Sun.,
Sep. 1
Sat.,
Aug. 25
Diff.
12:40pm
334
181
+153
151
342
-191
3:45pm
311
284
+27
325
270
+55
5:00pm (added)
180
n/a
+180
188
n/a
+188
6:25pm
243
235
+8
282
369
-87
7:25pm
181
132
+49
121
75
+46
8:30pm (added)
118
n/a
+118
87
n/a
+87
10:00pm (added)
62
n/a
+62
78
n/a
+78
12:00am (added)
29
n/a
+29
55
n/a
+55
TOTALS
1,458
832
+626
1,287
1,056
+231

Golden Gate SAUSALITO Ferry: Information is preliminary and not audited.
*Three trips between Sausalito and San Francisco were cancelled to help manage passenger loads and departures which were delayed.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY (Southbound)

Trip (S/B)
Sat.,
Aug. 31
Sat.,
Aug. 24
Diff.
Sun.,
Sep. 1
Sat.,
Aug. 25
Diff.
11:20am
237
205
+32
102
119
-17
12:45pm
149
190
-41
Canc.
183
-183
1:15pm (added)
39
n/a
+39
309
n/a
+309
2:10pm
401
435
-34
272
275
-3
2:35pm
255
230
+25
Canc.
138
-138
3:50pm
567
383
+184
392
315
+77
4:15pm
350
208
+142
411
216
+195
5:35pm
600
401
+199
600
335
+265
6:00pm
400
284
+116
535
210
+325
6:45pm (added)
230
n/a
+230
220
n/a
+220
7:30pm
376
216
+160
271
166
+105
TOTALS
3,604
2,552
+1,052
3,112
1,957
+1,155

SATURDAY & SUNDAY (Northbound)

Trip
Sat.,
Aug. 31
Sat.,
Aug. 24
Diff.
Sun.,
Sep. 1
Sat.,
Aug. 25
Diff.
10:40am
342
207
+135
495
210
+285
12:00pm
509
203
+306
390
316
+74
12:30pm (added)
171
n/a
+171
290
n/a
+290
1:25pm
347
264
+83
Canc.
201
-201
1:55pm (added)
113
n/a
+113
495
n/a
+495
2:50pm
342
181
+161
342
161
+181
3:25pm
111
57
+54
216
66
+150
4:40pm
134
115
+19
137
119
+18
5:05pm
65
39
+26
39
39
0
6:00pm (added)
21
n/a
+21
27
n/a
+27
6:45pm
68
76
-8
35
66
-31
TOTALS
2,223
1,142
+1,081
2,466
1,178
+1,288


Golden Gate Bridge: Information is preliminary and not audited.

Southbound
Thu.,
Aug. 29
Fri.,
Aug. 30
4am to 8am TOTAL
14,647
11,720
 
3,830 more vehicle crossings as compared to 10,817 (crossings from last Thursday, Aug. 22)
1,998 more vehicle crossings as compared to 9,722 (crossings from last Friday, Aug. 23)

Current Average Transit Ridership and GGB Traffic

Golden Gate Bridge Daily Traffic (both directions):
112,000
Golden Gate Transit Daily Ridership:
23,000
Larkspur Ferry Daily Ridership:
5,500