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All eastbound lanes on Richmond-San Rafael Bridge remained closed through late Friday

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The California Highway Patrol have shutdown the I-580 bridge since early Friday afternoon. | Source: Chris Carlson/AP Photo

Eastbound traffic on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge remained shut down Friday night, more than eight hours after the lanes were closed because of a disturbed person on the roadway, the California Highway Patrol said.

The lanes first closed at 11:40 a.m. while police attempted to apprehend the man, and were still shut as of 9 p.m., CHP spokesman Darrell Horner said. Westbound traffic remained open.

"We're just doing what we can to help this individual," Horner said.

 The man apparently rode a bicycle onto the bridge's upper, westbound level, then climbed down to the lower, eastbound lanes, he said.

Traffic onto the bridge was closed at Main Street and at Bellam Boulevard in San Rafael, he said.

Horner recommended that motorists check 511.org to see where traffic was the heaviest and take an alternate route. 

The Standard will update this story as more information becomes available.

Joel Umanzor contributed to this report.