Golden Gate Bridge

Mike Koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoFollowing the installation of a new median barrier to help prevent head-on collisions on the iconic Golden Gate Bridge

Funding breakthrough puts bridge suicide net plan closer to approval

For years, directors on the board overseeing the Golden Gate Bridge resisted…

Mike Koozmin/s.f. examiner file photoFollowing the installation of a new median barrier to help prevent head-on collisions on the iconic Golden Gate Bridge
AP Photo/Eric RisbergThe Golden Gate Bridge will close for the first time for construction beginning Jan. 10 through early Jan. 12 for the installation of a $30 million traffic median barrier.

Golden Gate Bridge will close for first time due to construction

For the first time in its history, the Golden Gate Bridge will…

AP Photo/Eric RisbergThe Golden Gate Bridge will close for the first time for construction beginning Jan. 10 through early Jan. 12 for the installation of a $30 million traffic median barrier.
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New Golden Gate Bridge toll plan would see $1 increase by April

After several months of public review, the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and…

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Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesWorkers use a crane to lower a new LED sign onto the top of the Golden Gate Bridge toll plaza on March 25

Board to address Golden Gate Bridge toll raise proposal

Plans for a possible toll increase on the Golden Gate Bridge that…

Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesWorkers use a crane to lower a new LED sign onto the top of the Golden Gate Bridge toll plaza on March 25
AP Photo/Eric RisbergGolden Gate Bridge workers shift traffic lanes during the end of the morning commute Thursday

Golden Gate Bridge may soon get long-awaited median

After more than a decade of planning, the Golden Gate Bridge may…

AP Photo/Eric RisbergGolden Gate Bridge workers shift traffic lanes during the end of the morning commute Thursday
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Mules of the Road: How Not to Cross a Bridge

Shoulders hunched, John Sears leans forward into the hill he's climbing. His…

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Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesCars pass through the Golden Gate Bridge toll plaza during the morning commute on March 25

Big rig smashes into Golden Gate Bridge toll booth

A big-rig crashed into the toll plaza at the Golden Gate Bridge…

Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesCars pass through the Golden Gate Bridge toll plaza during the morning commute on March 25
Getty Images File PhotoMan survives jump off Golden Gate Bridge.

Man survives 220-foot jump off Golden Gate Bridge

A man was rescued by a sailing crew after jumping off the Golden…

Getty Images File PhotoMan survives jump off Golden Gate Bridge.
Eric Risberg/AP file photoCHP Sgt. Kevin Briggs has talked many distraught people out of jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge.

Saving troubled lives just part of G.G. Bridge patrol

As he shivered on a narrow iron bar 220 feet above San…

Eric Risberg/AP file photoCHP Sgt. Kevin Briggs has talked many distraught people out of jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge.
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Golden Gate Bridge delays stall Giants fans

Two lanes on the Golden Gate Bridge are closed as work crews…

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S.F. Examiner file photoAutomatic electronic tolling at the Golden Gate Bridge gives authorities more flexibility in raising tolls. The toll could be raised by 45 to 55 cents

Golden Gate Bridge district to consider toll increases to help offset budget shortfalls

Faced with a $29 million deficit for the upcoming fiscal year, the…

S.F. Examiner file photoAutomatic electronic tolling at the Golden Gate Bridge gives authorities more flexibility in raising tolls. The toll could be raised by 45 to 55 cents
Jeff Chiu/APConsidered the world's most advanced sun-powered plane

Solar plane takes flight over San Francisco Bay

As people on the ground around the Bay Area experienced another sunny…

Jeff Chiu/APConsidered the world's most advanced sun-powered plane
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerThe Presidio Trust plans to route Doyle Drive traffic through two tunnels underneath new park space.

Another piece of Presidio’s transformation coming together

The southern approach to the Golden Gate Bridge will be completely transformed…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerThe Presidio Trust plans to route Doyle Drive traffic through two tunnels underneath new park space.
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerSome drivers seemed flummoxed on the first day of all-electronic tolling on the Golden Gate Bridge. Some aspiring Steve McQueens tore through the booths at 60 mph despite a posted 25 mph limit

Golden Gate Bridge toll change leads to speeders

All-electronic tolling on the Golden Gate Bridge began Wednesday, but some drivers…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerSome drivers seemed flummoxed on the first day of all-electronic tolling on the Golden Gate Bridge. Some aspiring Steve McQueens tore through the booths at 60 mph despite a posted 25 mph limit

Golden Gate Bridge to go to digital toll system, employees work last shift

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When their final shifts ended Tuesday at the…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerThe Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge likely boosting speed limit at toll plaza for all-electronic change

With cash payments soon to be a thing of the past, motorists…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerThe Golden Gate Bridge
S.F. Examiner File PhotoDrivers who don’t have FasTrak devices will be sent bills through the mail; payment kiosks will also be set up.

Golden Gate Bridge to debut all-electronic tolling starting March 27

The date has been set: All-electronic tolling will begin March 27 on…

S.F. Examiner File PhotoDrivers who don’t have FasTrak devices will be sent bills through the mail; payment kiosks will also be set up.
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State Assemblyman Tom Ammiano wants all new bridges to have suicide barriers

Bridges being built or rebuilt using state or federal money should consider…

Courtesy PhotoState Assemblyman Tom Ammiano
Getty Images File PhotoThe final stage of the Amgen Tour of California will start in San Francisco's Marina Green before crossing the Golden Gate Bridge.

Tour of California final stage to start in San Francisco

The eighth and final stage of the Tour of California will kickoff…

Getty Images File PhotoThe final stage of the Amgen Tour of California will start in San Francisco's Marina Green before crossing the Golden Gate Bridge.
AP File PhotoFog was severely limiting visibility when the Overseas Reymar struck the Bay Bridge in January.

New rules recommended for sailing under Bay Bridge after January incident

A maritime safety group could adopt new guidelines Thursday that would limit…

AP File PhotoFog was severely limiting visibility when the Overseas Reymar struck the Bay Bridge in January.