A person having some sort of mental health crisis was apparently pacing back and forth in lanes of traffic on the eastbound (lower) deck of the western span of the Bay Bridge Wednesday afternoon, near Treasure Island.
An alert went out at 3:19 p.m. about police activity on the Bay Bridge, and eastbound drivers were told to "expect heavy traffic."
CHP officers stopped traffic three of the five lanes on the bridge at one point, though it's not clear how much traffic was able to get through.
As KPIX reports, an individual was "was making way back and forth on outer edge of the Bay Bridge just west of Treasure Island," and as of 3:30 p.m., the individual was "underneath the bridge," perhaps having climbed down onto the bridge supports.
CHP tweeted that, just before 4 p.m., the situation had been resolved and all lanes of the bridge had reopened. Continued delays were expected.
The current status or condition of the individual having the crisis was not shared by CHP.
In other, somewhat related news, a person who was stuck in traffic in San Francisco trying to get onto the bridge while it was shut down tweeted a video of a goat, possibly a baby or juvenile goat, running loose on Folsom Street. Who lost a goat?!
Currently stuck in traffic and trying to get on the Bay Bridge. But in other news, I saw this goat running down Folsom Street. I hope he finds his way home 🥺 pic.twitter.com/6ZBfDfIWho— Kayla E. Galloway (@kaylaegalloway) March 8, 2023
Top image: Photo by Jared Erondu