A ribbon-cutting ceremony is being held in San Francisco Tuesday to celebrate the reopening of a park located at the site of the former on- and off-ramps for the Embarcadero Freeway.

The opening of Sue Bierman Park is being celebrated by officials from the city’s Recreation and Park Department, the Port of San Francisco, and the San Francisco Arts Commission.

The park, originally named Ferry Park but renamed after a former San Francisco supervisor following her death in a car crash in the city in 2006, is located between The Embarcadero and Davis Street and Clay and Washington streets.

The open space, which had been closed for renovations, is located where cars got on and off of the since-scuttled highway that connected the Embarcadero to Interstate Highway 80 and the Bay Bridge. The freeway was demolished following the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.

The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. rain or shine at 216 Drumm St.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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