Geary Boulevard ped bridge coming down this weekend

Pedestrian safety
Courtesy SFMTA

The San Francisco pedestrian overpass at Steiner Street that spans busy Geary Boulevard below will be removed this weekend.

Beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, the area around Geary Boulevard and Steiner Street will be closed to traffic while crews work to demolish the bridge. Work will continue for 24 hours a day until the demolition is completed, likely by Monday.

The Steiner pedestrian bridge, built in 1962, does not meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards as its ramps are too steep. The bridge’s support piers also reduce the visibility of people crossing at the intersection.

In place of the overpass, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will improve the existing crosswalk. About 80% of the people crossing Geary use the crosswalk running below the bridge.

During the bridge removal, vehicles will be rerouted and bus stops will be relocated. If you’re driving or taking Muni in the area, please allow extra travel time to get to your destination.