Tag: Golden Gate Bridge
Speak now or forever hold your peace: Deadline for comment on toll hike is tonight.
As we wait for the eastern span to come down, we ponder notable demolitions of recent and distant past.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
About 1,500 people have committed suicide by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge during its 75-year-history. It’s a tragic number, but it would have been much higher if not for Kevin Briggs and other members of the California Highway Patrol. Briggs, a CHP sergeant, has been credited with saving hundreds of lives during his more […]
A.M. Splash: SF Approves Public Power Plan; GG Bridge Toll-Taking to be Totally Automated; Protest Ends Oakland City Council Meeting
SF public power plan given tentative OK(SF Chronicle) San Francisco took a major step toward public power Tuesday when the Board of Supervisors gave initial approval to a five-year contract with Shell Energy North America to provide 100 percent renewable power to San Franciscans willing to pay a premium. The 8-3 vote provided a veto-proof […]
Update at 10:57 a.m.: Police apprehended a man who apparently stayed overnight on the south tower of the Golden Gate Bridge, leading them to briefly close the bridge to traffic on Monday morning. “The investigation is ongoing,” California Highway Patrol Sergeant Diana McDermottso told KQED’s Aarti Shahani. “Our concern now is for… his medical health.” […]
Hey Golden Gate Bridge, was that a world-class fireworks display for your 75th anniversary celebration, or were you just glad to see us? Photos from the Chronicle, and two good videos, from YouTube and Bay Area News Group… This one includes the laser display before the fireworks; it gets popping around 4:00…