Anyone else concerned about how much traffic is going to flow over the Hayward-San Mateo Bridge starting Thursday night? As everyone knows, the Bay Bridge will be closed for the first time on a commute day on Friday (first time closed for the commute during the ongoing retrofit/replacement project. It was closed for much longer than one day following the Loma Prieta earthquake -E.), and it is optimistic to think that everyone who drives over that span will board a ferry or BART.
Any predictions for how bad it’s going to be? It’s always fun to look back on them after the fact.
And yes, the Caltrans-given name for our bridge is the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge, but we correct that unfortunate juxtaposition here at the HayWord.