Now there’s more to complain about that the heatwave that’s hit the Bay Area.
The Park Street bridge is being affected by maintenance work, with slow traffic expected from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (at least) starting Wednesday, August 25, and continuing on Thursday, August 26.
The County of Alameda is working on the bridge and on August 25 began setting up traffic cones at about 8 a.m., when one inbound lane was blocked. In other words, the delays start before 10 a.m. and are likely to extend past 3 p.m. today and tomorrow.
The bridge was first built in the late 1800s and then replaced with the present structure in 1935, when the peninsula of Alameda became the Island.
Work on the Fruitvale Bridge went on most of the summer, but has ended. Drivers and pedestrians can use that thoroughfare or the High Street Bridge as alternatives.
As the heat rose Tuesday, August 24, two artists worked in the shade of the Fruitvale Bridge in the afternoon. Their Plein Air paintings were interrupted by a dredging barge at about 2 p.m.