Marin's Vista Point to Close Most Access Through Super Bowl Sunday

Super Bowl visitors hoping for a tourist shot of one of San Francisco's most famous views will have to act quickly.

Bridge officials plan to close Marin's Vista Point between Friday and Super Bowl Sunday, according to the Marin Independent Journal.

Vista Point, a popular tourist spot, draws an average of 10,000 cars a weekend, but only has 100 parking spots.

Officials have also asked Caltrans for a temporary permit that would allow them to close Vista Point during peak times, when traffic backups cause safety concerns.

"It backs onto the exit ramp and then that is essentially onto the Golden Gate Bridge, block the curb lane definitely," said Golden Gate Bridge and Transportation District Capt. Lisa Locati. "It backs up and creates congestion across the span."

But a Caltrans spokesman said closing Vista Point down during peak times wouldn't eliminate congested traffic on U.S. Highway 101, just move it down the highway.

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