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
Slowly but surely, the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District has begun to chip away at its once-cavernous budget shortfalls — enough to possibly delay a planned toll increase. Read More
About 25,000 LED lights will be strung along the western span of the Bay Bridge over the next several months as part of a two-year art installation inspired by the bridge’s 75th anniversary.
The Bay Lights, an $8 million project expected to be unveiled in March, will help bring attention to a bridge that is often overshadowed by the Golden Gate Bridge, said Ben Davis, whose organization, Illuminate the Arts, is overseeing the project. Read More
A man who scaled aGolden Gate Bridge tower and spent the night atop the historic span was in custody Friday morning, a California Highway Patrol sergeant said.
Bridge traffic was briefly shut down twice Friday morning to search the towers for an apparently suicidal male, CHP Sgt. Diana McDermott said. Read More
The controversial principal of Paul Revere Elementary School in Bernal Heights was sentenced Tuesday to community service hours instead of jail time in connection with a DUI arrest last month in which she allegedly sideswiped two vehicles just south of the Golden Gate Bridge. Read More
The official start of the U.S. Open at the Olympic Club will be welcomed by businesses in Daly City and southwest San Francisco, locations that don’t typically see the tourist activity enjoyed by other parts of the Bay Area. Read More
Two men were stabbed at Aquatic Park during a fight at the Golden Gate Bridge’s 75th anniversary fireworks show Sunday night, police said. The victims suffered knife wounds to their torsos, but they told cops they did not realize they had been stabbed until walking away from the melee. Both men are expected to survive. Read More
The principal at Paul Revere Elementary School in Bernal Heights pleaded not guilty Tuesday to isdemeanor DUI and hit-and-run charges after allegedly sideswiping two vehicles just south of the Golden Gate Bridge on May 12.Sheila Milosky, a Mill Valley resident, did not attend Tuesday’s court hearing. Her attorney, Sam Ware, appeared on her behalf. Read More
When crowds descend on Crissy Field on Sunday to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge, some might notice a seemingly mundane display on the fringe of the celebration: thousands of shoes, 1,558 pairs to be exact.
It’s a stark reminder that, despite three-quarters of a century of advocacy efforts, a suicide deterrent system has yet to be installed on the bridge. Read More
Orange -- in the form of hats, scarves, clothing, shoes, earrings, sunglasses, nail polish and even lipstick -- was the color of choice worn by many of the 400 guests attending a Golden Gate Bridge ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday morning.
The festivities unveiling new visitor facilities at the bridge also kicked off a weekend of celebrations marking the crossing's 75th anniversary. Read More