Installing A $30 Million Giant Zipper In The Middle Of The Golden Gate Bridge!

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The Golden Gate Bridge was outfitted with a $30 million movable barrier system. The mechanical zipper will be used to keep traffic moving smoothly. This ‘zipper truck’ can move the installed safety barriers across the San Francisco structure in a matter of minutes.

Installing A $30 Million Giant Zipper In The Middle Of The Golden Gate Bridge!

Previously the bridge carried three lanes of traffic in either direction. The use of the new machine means that the bridge retains six lanes in all, but can be reconfigured to feature up to four lanes in one direction and two lanes in the other, to better cope with daily commuter traffic needs – now and in the future.

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