New Golden Gate Bridge Barrier Draws Sighs of Relief
By Ronnie Cohen
SAN FRANCISCO — Dillon Hartwig’s commute from south of San Francisco to a Sausalito restaurant took three times longer than usual this weekend because his usual route — over the Golden Gate Bridge — was closed.
But Mr. Hartwig, a 23-year-old busboy and barista, had no complaints about the inconvenience of his two-and-a-quarter-hour alternative commute via a train and a bus to get to work.
For the longest period in its nearly eight decades, the Golden Gate Bridge was closed to vehicular traffic during the weekend as crews retrofitted the span to install a safety barrier to separate northbound from southbound traffic.