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CHILD'S DEATH SPURS WARNING AT BRIDGE

New warning signs have been posted on the Golden Gate Bridge urging parents to keep close watch on children after a 2-year-old girl fell to her death in a freak accident.

The signs at the north and south entrances to the bridge walkway are part of a plan to prevent another tragedy like the one that took the life of Gauri Govil on Dec. 21, bridge spokeswoman Mary Currie said Tuesday.

Gauri tumbled through a little-noticed 9 1/2 -inch gap between the sidewalk and the bridge roadway and plunged some 170 feet to her death.

The new signs alert parents to the gap in the famous San Francisco landmark and instruct them not to let children walk near the curb, Ms. Currie said.

Meanwhile, engineers working on a plan to close the gap permanently were expected to complete structural adjustments Tuesday.

New cables are being strung to narrow the opening to just 4 inches all along the bridge's 1.7-mile span.

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