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Golden Gate Bridge District Workers Vote to Authorize Strike

August 5, 2014 | 9:30 am

Golden Gate Bridge District Workers Vote to Authorize Strike

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Labor action would affect tens of thousands of bus and ferry commuters. No strike date set.

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Families React to News That Golden Gate Bridge Will Construct Suicide Barrier

June 27, 2014 | 3:53 pm

Families React to News That Golden Gate Bridge Will Construct Suicide Barrier

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Vote comes 2 years after President Obama signed a law making safety barriers eligible for federal funds.

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Funding Nearly Lined Up for Golden Gate Bridge Suicide Barrier

June 24, 2014 | 9:50 am

Funding Nearly Lined Up for Golden Gate Bridge Suicide Barrier

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Bridge district to vote this week on whether to chip in $20 million to allow construction of nets.

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Bomb Squad Detonates ‘Fireworks’ Found During Vehicle Stop in the Presidio

April 22, 2014 | 10:19 am

Bomb Squad Detonates ‘Fireworks’ Found During Vehicle Stop in the Presidio

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Arrest of suspect occurred along a route that approaches the base of the Golden Gate Bridge.

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8 Things to Know About Proposed Golden Gate Bridge Toll Hike

February 12, 2014 | 1:01 pm

8 Things to Know About Proposed Golden Gate Bridge Toll Hike

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Speak now or forever hold your peace: Deadline for comment on toll hike is tonight.

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Bay Bridge Demolition Delayed — Long Live the Demolition

November 6, 2013 | 11:15 am

Bay Bridge Demolition Delayed — Long Live the Demolition

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As we wait for the eastern span to come down, we ponder notable demolitions of recent and distant past.

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Toll Hike Likely on Golden Gate Bridge Next Year

October 25, 2013 | 5:00 pm

Toll Hike Likely on Golden Gate Bridge Next Year

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To deal with $142 million deficit, officials consider raising toll to $7 and ending FasTrak discount.

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Oakland Museum Show Captures the Glory and Danger of Building the Bay’s Bridges

July 22, 2013 | 12:40 pm

Oakland Museum Show Captures the Glory and Danger of Building the Bay’s Bridges

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As Caltrans continues to work on the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge, the Oakland Museum of California is looking back at the beginning of both bridges that span the Bay, as well as the men who helped build them. The exhibit features black-and-white images from photographer Peter Stackpole of the building of the […]

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Golden Gate Bridge Toll-takers Reach End of the Line as New Payment System Begins

March 27, 2013 | 8:34 am

Golden Gate Bridge Toll-takers Reach End of the Line as New Payment System Begins

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Golden Gate Bridge toll collectors finished their final shifts early Wednesday morning as the bridge moved to an all-electronic, cash-free payment system. To remind commuters of the change, a 27-foot LED sign has been installed atop the toll plaza that says: “Do Not Stop, Automatic Tolling.” In another change for drivers, the bridge’s board of […]

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Golden Gate Bridge Says Goodbye to Toll-Takers — and to a Personal Touch for Travelers

March 12, 2013 | 8:00 am

Golden Gate Bridge Says Goodbye to Toll-Takers — and to a Personal Touch for Travelers

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By Danielle Venton Dawnette Reed started working at the Golden Gate Bridge gift shop one summer when she was 17. Now, at 43, she’s a toll collector, and loves it. She’s even got her favorite lanes, Number 1 and 2. But by the morning commute on Wednesday, March 27, Reed and the other eight full-time […]

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