July 11, 2006




In February 2006, the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District (District) awarded a construction contract for physical security improvements on the north side of the Golden Gate Bridge. The improvements are being funded using $2.1 million in U.S. Homeland Security grant funds combined with $985,000 from Bridge tolls for a project budget of $3,085,000. The project started in March 2006 and is anticipated to be completed in September 2006.

The north side security improvements will include additional and improved gates and fencing, lighting, automated vehicle barriers, new electrical equipment such as sensors and cameras. During the week of June 21, contractors began installation of the security fence fabric for the fencing that will run along foot of the hillside leading to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area Marin Headlands on the northwest side of the Bridge. Fencing will also be added on the northeast side. In addition to the security fencing where Conzelman Road enters and exits District property on the north side of the Bridge, a rising road barricade (pictured below during installation) will be installed to replace the concrete K rail that has been in place since 9/11.