Posted July 21, 2015

Sunday, July 26, 2015
San Francisco Marathon Crosses the Golden Gate Bridge from 6am to 9am

Bridge Remains OPEN TO TRAFFIC at ALL Times

Expect Delays On and Around the Golden Gate Bridge Until 10am

ALL Parking Lots CLOSED Until 10am - NO Drop-offs Allowed

The San Francisco Marathon returns to the Golden Gate Bridge roadway on Sunday, July 26. Marathon runners will begin crossing the Bridge at about 6am, with the last runner coming off the Bridge by approximately 9am.

The Bridge roadway will REMAIN OPEN to traffic during the race and, by about 10 am, the roadway will be returned to 3 northbound and 3 southbound lanes and all parking lots will be reopened.

A summary of impacts to the Golden Gate Bridge and surround areas follows. Note: times are approximate.

Golden Gate Bridge

Roadway Lane Configuration

  • 1am to 6am: Lane configuration for the Bridge and Doyle Drive (Presidio Parkway) will be transitioned to accommodate the Marathon
  • 6am to 9am: Lane configuration for the Bridge will include two (2) southbound traffic lanes and one (1) northbound traffic lane. The SF Marathon course will occupy two (2) northbound lanes. One (1) empty or buffer lane will separate the runners and traffic lanes
  • By 10am: Lane configuration will return to three (3) northbound lanes and three (3) southbound lanes. Parking areas will re-open

Exit to Bridge & Parking Lots

  • Midnight to 10am: Last northbound San Francisco exit, off Doyle Drive just before the toll plaza CLOSED
  • Midnight to 10am: First southbound exit after the toll plaza onto Merchant Road will have no access beyond the toll plaza itself and no access into the Presidio
  • Midnight to 10am: Southeast Visitor Plaza parking CLOSED
  • Midnight to 10am: Vista Point exit (northeast end of Bridge) and Vista Point parking lot CLOSED

Sidewalk Access

  • East Sidewalk: OPEN at 5 am for pedestrians with regular overnight hours for bicycles. The public is advised to consider not accessing the sidewalk until after 10 am as the parking areas and exits on both sides of the Bridge will be CLOSED until 10 am
  • West Sidewalk: OPEN at 5 am for bikes, but alternate access routes to the sidewalk will have to be used due to the road closures in the Presidio

Presidio & GGNRA

Access to Golden Gate Bridge

  • Midnight to 10am: NO access to the Bridge through the Presidio
  • 4:30am to 10am: Lincoln Blvd and all intersections onto Lincoln Blvd from the 25th Ave Gate to Lendrum Court CLOSED
  • 4:30am to 10:00am, Mason Street and all intersections onto Mason Street CLOSED from the Marina Gate to Crissy Field Avenue
  • 4:30am to 10am: Crissy Field Avenue CLOSED

Transit Service Impacts

Golden Gate Transit

SF Muni

  • Midnight to 10am: NO San Francisco Muni SERVICE through the southeast Visitor Plaza parking lot. Click here for Muni schedules.

PresidiGO Shuttle

  • PresidiGO will operate its normal weekend schedule on its Crissy Field Route, with the first trip arriving at the Golden Gate Bridge at 11:09 am. Click here for PresidiGO schedules.

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