The Golden Gate Bridge will re-open at 4 a.m. Monday morning after being closed all weekend for the installation of a 13,340-foot moveable median barrier to provide a safer trip across the bridge and eliminate head-on collisions.
The 52-hour closure started at 12:01 a.m. Saturday.
More than 3,200 steel-clad metal and concrete barrier units are being installed. They are 12 inches wide, 32 inches high and filled with high density concrete and will be connected in a line using steel pins to form a semi-rigid median barrier designed to stay in place through tension and their own weight. Each barrier weighs approximately 1,500 pounds.
The estimated cost of the project is $30.3 million, with $20 million from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission via the state of California, $1.3 million in federal funds and $5.1 million from Golden Gate Bridge toll revenues.