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West Sidewalk On Golden Gate Bridge To Close For Retrofitting

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The Golden Gate Bridge and Fort Point. (James Irwin/CBS)

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The entire length of a Golden Gate Bridge sidewalk will close for several months starting Tuesday for a retrofitting construction project, bridge district officials said.

The entire west sidewalk will close Tuesday and 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, bridge officials said.

KCBS’ Margie Shafer Reports:

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.

(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services may have contributed to this report.)

 

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