SDOT’s current painting project will close the Fremont Bridge completely this Saturday and Sunday from midnight until 7am. Pedestrians and bicycles will have an opportunity to cross at 1:20am and 2:20am. Cars will have a signed detour.
This is an August 26th update from SDOT:
Crews have been busy working inside the “heel” of the bridge on the north side of the ship canal – the area under the bridge that pivots down when the part you see goes up. They’ve been hauling out road grit and pigeon guano, pressure washing and scraping paint, and – yes – priming and painting this area for a month now.
Crews have also strung cables below the northern bascule, from the base of the bridge toward the center or “toe” of the bridge. These cables will support a containment system which protects the Ship Canal from anything might fall during the work: rust, scraped paint, tools, paint drips, etc.
Watch out for that pigeon guano!