The walkway over the busy hills freeway is structurally unsafe, says Caltrans. Locals are weighing in on replacements.
Failed pumps along I-580 in East Oakland last week showed how local freeways are vulnerable to heavy rains.
A federal judge maintained a temporary restraining order pausing closure plans, but said residents will need to leave eventually.
The Caltrans announcement has residents scrambling to find alternative living arrangements. Others have vowed to stay and resist the closure.
The Wood Street encampment fire destroyed six vehicles and displaced five people.