POINT BONITA (CBS SF) – The Point Bonita Lighthouse, which closed to visitors in 2010 because of a dilapidated pedestrian bridge, will reopen to the public this weekend, a Golden Gate National Recreation Area spokeswoman said Thursday morning.

Spokeswoman Alexandra Picavet said the lighthouse will once again welcome visitors beginning Saturday, thanks to the completion of a bridge replacement project that began in December 2011.

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The lighthouse had closed to visitors in August 2010 because of the worn walkway, which connects the lighthouse to the mainland, Picavet said.

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The U.S. Coast Guard maintains the lighthouse, which is located at the southwest tip of the Marin Headlands in a spot park officials say is known as the “world’s end” that is reached by a steep half-mile walk.

The National Park Service provides access to visitors on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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