The Embarcadero is the eastern waterfront and roadway of the Port of San Francisco, along San Francisco Bay, constructed atop an engineered seawall on reclaimed land. The Embarcadero right-of-way begins at the intersection of Second and King Streets near AT&T Park, and travels north, passing under the Oakland Bay Bridge. The sidewalk along the waterfront between Harrison Street and Broadway was named Herb Caen Way after the death of celebrated local columnist Herb Caen in 1997. The Embarcadero continues north past the Ferry Building at Market Street, Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39, before ending at Pier 45. A section of The Embarcadero which ran between Folsom Street and Drumm Street was formerly known as East Street.
Embarcadero Station, a BART and Muni Metro subway station, is located at the foot of Market Street, one block from The Embarcadero. While not in the original system plans, the area had become quite busy at the time of the BART construction. The late addition is the reason for the station's distinctive design.