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Golden Gate Bridge Changes

Work begins today on west sidewalk.



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    The entire length of a Golden Gate Bridge's west sidewalk will close for several months starting Tuesday for a retrofitting construction project, bridge district officials said.

    The entire west sidewalk will remain closed through September as part of a seismic retrofit construction project. Bicycles and pedestrians will share the east sidewalk, with 24-hour access for bicyclists and sunrise-to-sunset use permitted for pedestrians.

    Golden Gate Bridge Seismic Retrofit Project

    [BAY] Golden Gate Bridge Seismic Retrofit Project
    The west sidewalk of the Golden Gate Bridge will be closed through September, while crews work to complete a seismic retrofit project. Cyclists and pedestrians will have to share the east sidewalk until work is done. (Published Tuesday, May 31, 2011)

    The construction work also involves replacement of the roof of the Marin Anchorage Housing.

    Come September, construction will move to the east sidewalk, but only a 300-foot section will be closed for four months into 2012.

    The sidewalk closure is part of a third phase of a three-phase bridge retrofit project. The first two phases were completed in 2001 and 2008, respectively, according to bridge authorities.