Crews have finished cleaning up the Golden Gate Bridge, but expect delays through the evening commute. As of 1:30 p.m., two lanes were open to southbound drivers from the north end of the bridge to Anchorage, where the new paving ends. After Anchorage, an additional southbound lane was opened up for the remainder of the bridge. Read More
All-electronic tolling on the Golden Gate Bridge began Wednesday, but some drivers may have been a little too eager to take advantage of the lack of congestion.
Some drivers were clocked at speeds of 60 mph going through the now-vacant toll plaza, according to the California Highway Patrol.
That’s more than double the posted 25 mph limit through the toll booths, which are narrow. Read More
Dave Sutton winces every time he hears about a head-on collision on the Golden Gate Bridge.
It could be from the pain — 30 percent of his body has been scarred with burn wounds, and he’s missing a leg and fingers on his right hand. But it’s usually from the knowledge that the latest accident could easily have been prevented.
A barrier planned for the median of the Golden Gate Bridge to prevent head-on collisions took a step toward completion Friday when the agency that operates the span approved a contract for the project’s final design. Read More
Patrons of the Golden Gate Bridge and its transit agencies will soon be hearing a lot more automated voices when they call the district’s customer service center.In a money-saving move, the bridge district is poised to transition into a new service center that will rely much more heavily on computer-generated responses to questions about transit service and other issues. Read More
The financial picture at the Golden Gate Bridge is improving, although by just how much is a little hard to decipher.The bridge district, which oversees maintenance of the span along with operating a bus and ferry system, issues annual five-year financial projections to give a picture of its long-term health. Last year, the district projected a five-year shortfall — covering 2011 through 2016 — of $89 million. Read More
To help save her family, Lori Galina is willing to take a giant leap of faith — right off the Golden Gate Bridge.
Galina, a resident of Pittsburgh who used to live in San Francisco, wants to bungee jump off the famous Bay Area icon as a way to raise money and awareness for breast cancer and heart disease — two ailments afflicting members of her family. Read More
For five straight years, Sarah Kaplan biked every weekday morning from her home on Haight Street to her job in the Financial District. But she won’t be making that commute again any time soon.
Kaplan, an avid bicyclist, recently broke her elbow while biking on the Golden Gate Bridge, an injury she says could have been prevented with better management of the span’s crowded eastern sidewalk. Read More
The Golden Gate Bridge District is set to embark on a $4 million engineering study designed to make its proposed suicide deterrent system “shovel-ready,” but there is still no funding lined up to complete the $50 million project. Read More