Nice design with several benches. This’ll be a choice spot to view the next Fleet Week/Blue Angels. First 6 pix
To one side is a parking lot. Not someplace I’d like to be anywhere near myself but convenient for drivers. Look forward to seeing whatever they’ve planted under all that netting.
I like looking down to the trail below. Pic 7
Battery East Trail and 153 steps down to Crissy Field: 8 thru 11
Bridgeviewing area: 12, 13, 14
Now for the west side of the Bridge. Even more recently completed, a walkers’ bridge with a wood floor.
Under the GG Bridge to the west, the old trail has been widened and you'll see erosion-control straw wattles.
Found several old pix of this part of the Coastal Trail from 2009 and 2010: just under the Bridge until right before the few steps to the top of the battery. THENs and NOWs: 15 thru 22
Used to take the steps down from the trail here some years ago to the foot of this old battery. Then they closed off the bottom part so one couldn’t continue straight down the stairs. So you'd then continue along the side of the battery to descend its main steps for the trail at the foot.
The old steps are still blocked off at the foot. You'll still walk alongside the old battery, now with a few new steps, and down its main stairs to continue west on the trail - and up fo the Golden Gate Overlook: 23 the 35
The new walkers’ bridge, pix 36 thru 44, crosses you from the top of the old battery to the other side where there’s a parking lot. The parking lot’s east end is just behind the second bridge-bus shelter for the #28.
There was still work ongoing with some fencing and signs but a small opening let me thru to the GG Overlook:
The slopes across from the batteries are covered with more straw wattles.
The Batteries to Bluffs (473 or so steps) east trailhead is a few blocks from here: 45 thru 48
Up and over Rob Hill we go. The Connector Trail (208 steps) that ascends from Lincoln to Immigrant Point Overlook is starting to show some green now: 49 thru 55