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Golden Gate Bridge to close northbound lanes for SF Marathon

The Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District board voted unanimously Friday to close all northbound lanes of the span to traffic for the San Francisco Marathon, an unprecedented decision arising from concerns over safety...Show More Summary

27 things to do in San Francisco with kids

Where to take the wee ones Known around the world as a first-rate destination, San Francisco has carved out an enviable reputation for its steep rolling hills, pastel-painted Victorians, cable cars, and iconic Golden Gate Bridge. But...Show More Summary

Concern for Marathon Runners’ Safety May Cause Three-Hour, Partial Closure of Golden Gate Bridge in July

San Francisco Chronicle reports, “Safety concerns, including worries over terrorism, are prompting Golden Gate Bridge authorities to consider a proposal to close all northbound lanes of the iconic span during the upcoming San Francisco...Show More Summary

Day Around The Bay: Health Bill Protest Disrupted By Rogue Motorcyclist

Two seniors die from the heat, terrorism concerns may close Golden Gate Bridge lanes during the marathon, and that building at 18th and Mission is back on the market. [ more › ]

Northbound Golden Gate Bridge lanes may close for SF Marathon

Safety concerns, including worries over terrorism, is prompting Golden Gate Bridge authorities to consider a proposal to close all northbound lanes of the iconic span during the upcoming San Francisco Marathon, officials said Wednesday. Show More Summary

Video: Whales Put On A Saturday Show Beneath Golden Gate Bridge

Lots of people got glimpses of a bunch of humpback whales hanging out around the Golden Gate Bridge on Saturday afternoon. [ more › ]

Trump’s claim that Americans ‘built the Golden Gate Bridge in four years and the Hoover Dam in five’

“My fellow Americans, we are the nation that built the Golden Gate Bridge in four years and the Hoover Dam in five. Now, it takes as much as a decade just to plan a major permit or a major infrastructure or anything even remotely major in our country, and that’s ridiculous and it’s going to […]

The 10 Coolest, Least Touristy Landmarks In San Francisco

Tourists new to wandering San Francisco, and new residents who need places to wander, should know that there is more to this fine city than Coit Tower, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Fisherman's Wharf. [ more › ]

Given a Do-over on Building the Golden Gate Bridge, what would Engineers do Differently?

Business Insider publishes a detailed look at the engineering behind the Golden Gate Bridge, which just turned 80, and reports, “Due to huge upkeep costs, some people have suggested reconstructing the Golden Gate Bridge in a way that would limit ongoing maintenance and operation bills. Show More Summary

Orange-clad walkers cross bridge in march against gun violence

Leelee Daschbach Cusenza walked across the fog-hazed Golden Gate Bridge Saturday, tears streaming down her face. The 62-year-old Pleasanton resident was joined by scores of gun violence survivors and demonstrators, clad in orange shirts,...Show More Summary

Pterosaurs Soar Over the Golden Gate Bridge in Ron Foth Advertising’s Spot for the California Academy of Sciences

The animated spot promotes the "Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs" exhibit which runs through January 7, 2018.

Bay Area political events: gun violence march, Indivisible

Bay Area political events: gun violence march, Indivisible Political events Gun violence march: A march across the Golden Gate Bridge to take a stand against gun violence. Participants to sing John Lennon’s “Gimme Some Truth” and lead a sidewalk procession at 11:30 a.m. Show More Summary

President of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District Board Stroeh Dies

San Francisco Chronicle reports, “Dietrich Stroeh, president and longtime member of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District Board of Directors, died in his sleep overnight, district officials said Wednesday. He was 80. Denis Mulligan, district general manager, tells the paper, “We’re all going to tremendously miss Diet. Show More Summary

Golden Gate Bridge board president Dietrich Stroeh dies

Dietrich Stroeh, president and longtime member of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District Board of Directors, died in his sleep overnight, district officials said Wednesday. Mr. Stroeh, a Marin County civic leader,...Show More Summary

CA: Sausalito Ferry Landing Revisions Approved as City Balks

Changes to a planned ferry terminal project in Sausalito approved by Golden Gate Bridge district officials last week have city officials concerned the agency is moving forward without their approval.

Suicide Barrier is the Next Major Project for the Golden Gate Bridge

The Mercury News marks the Golden Gate Bridge’s 80th birthday and reports that, looking ahead, “The biggest change the bridge will see is the suicide barrier, projected to be finished in January 2021. The Golden Gate Bridge board unanimously agreed in December to award the building contract to Oakland-based Shimmick/Danny’s Joint Venture. Show More Summary

When We Come to It: 1935

To mark the 80th anniversary of the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge, we present for your inspection -- San Francisco, 1935. "Golden Gate Bridge under construction. Pontiacs on Presidio ramp." 8x10 negative, late of the Stanley-Blaisdell collections. View full size.

The Golden Gate Bridge just turned 80 years old — take a look at its historic build

The Golden Gate Bridge celebrates the 80th anniversary of its opening on Saturday, May 27. "A necklace of surpassing beauty was placed about the lovely throat of San Francisco yesterday," wrote a San Francisco Chronicle reporter a day...Show More Summary

How Would Engineers Build the Golden Gate Bridge Today?

It's been 80 years since this beloved landmark opened to San Francisco traffic. In the interim, technology has advanced – is there a better way to span this strait?

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