SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — After the new movable median barrier on the Golden Gate Bridge is installed this weekend, U-turns will no longer be possible so serious accidents will have to be handled differently than before.


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Once the $30.3 million median barrier project is completed, emergency responders will have to think differently when calls come in for accidents.

“You might see emergency responders from Marin responding quite a ways into what was formerly San Francisco’s city jurisdiction and vice versa going north with San Francisco city responding to Marin,” Golden Gate Bridge Manager Kary Witt told KCBS.

Witt said that emergency responders will be ready the new change occurs.

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“We will be stationing a tow truck at both ends of the bridge 24-7 going forward so that we can respond to stalls and minor incidents from either direction very, very quickly,” he said.

Witt also said that injured people might also be taken to different hospitals than before. Some, for instance, might be transported to Marin General instead of San Francisco General Hospital.

The 52-hour closure starts at 12:01 a.m. Jan. 10 and ends at 4 a.m. Jan. 12.

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