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San Francisco, 1960s

Richard C. Clark’s father – also named Richard C. Clark – at one point served as the public relations manager for the Golden Gate Bridge, and as such had pretty much unlimited access to the bridge. Richard the younger said he recalls getting to go to the top of the north tower as a kid, […]

The Peltzman Effect on the Golden Gate

A safety barrier on the median was just installed on the Golden Gate Bridge; unintended consequences follow. …in the days since the more secure movable median barrier was installed, the average speed of drivers on the approach from the north has jumped even though the speed limit was lowered from 55 to 45 miles per […]

Oddly Soothing: Plugging Pylons on the Golden Gate Bridge

5 days agoOdd : Neatorama

(Video Link) Like the bricklaying video I posted a couple years ago, there's something calming and appealing about watching someone become, through practice, the master of a skill you might not think of. This employee of the Golden Gate Bridge Transportation District can plug pylons into holes made for them along the Golden Gate Bridge. Show More Summary

A Nerve-Wracking Video of a Worker in a Moving Truck Expertly Placing Lane Markers by Hand on the Golden Gate Bridge

last weekOdd : Laughing Squid

A bridge worker sitting in a moving truck places temporary lane pylons on the Golden Gate Bridge by hand as traffic whizzes by in this nerve-wracking video from the Golden Gate Transportation District. The worker’s accuracy is quite remarkable (to say nothing of fearless manner in which he reaches his arm out into traffic.) Fortunately […]

Two runners unite in matrimony in the middle of the Golden Gate Bridge

How COOL is this elopement? How utterly badass is it to say, "We're going to split up and then run to meet each other and get married. And let's do it on the Golden Gate Bridge, 'k?" That's what Joe and Carmen did when they got married last summer in San Francisco.

Gotta love modern engineering (and how the Golden Gate Bridge just got a lot safer for everyone)

Zipping along the Golden Gate Bridge The iconic Golden Gate Bridge has always been dangerous for commuters: Since 1970, there here have been 128 head-on collisions on the bridge, resulting in 16 deaths, according to Clemens. This week,...Show More Summary

Watch A Truck Literally Zip Up The New Median On The Golden Gate Bridge

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The Golden Gate Bridge just got the new median it so desperately needed to prevent head-on collisions, but one neat feature about it is that it moves. Well, not on its own. It needs a truck to do that, and specifically, it needs what's known as a "zipper truck." And it's called that because it makes the median actually look like a big zipper. Read more...

A ‘Road Zipper’ Truck Moving 1500-Pound Median Barriers on the Golden Gate Bridge

2 weeks agoOdd : Laughing Squid

Last weekend the Golden Gate Bridge was closed to allow installation of a new safety barrier between northbound and southbound lanes on the San Francisco Bay Area landmark. A key aspect of the $30 million system is the Road Zipper–a highly specialized truck built by Lindsay Transportation Solutions that can rapidly shift the barrier one […]

The Golden Gate Bridge Gets the Massive Median Mover It Needed

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

After a marathon weekend installation, the Golden Gate Bridge has finally gotten the $3o million movable median barrier system that it so desperately needs. These are the oversized mechanical zipper pulls that will be in charge of changing lanes (quite literally) twice a day to keep traffic flowing smoothly. Read more...

Golden Gate Bridge Closure Result Of Safety Upgrades

For the first time in history, the iconic Golden Gate Bridge is closed for the weekend. Since the Golden Gate Bridge was first opened in 1937, it has undergone only minimal closure. Priya Clemens, a Golden Gate spokeswoman, said the following. Show More Summary

The Golden Gate Bridge Is Closed This Weekend — Here’s How To Get Around The Bay

The Golden Gate Bridge will be closed this weekend while crews install a moveable median barrier. It's the first time the bridge has been closed in 77 years. From 12:01 a.m. Saturday to 4:00 a.m. Monday, cars won't be able to use the bridge at all. Show More Summary

In a first, the Golden Gate Bridge will close for the weekened

One of California’s icons, the Golden Gate Bridge, will close for the weekend for traffic upgrades, the longest closure in the bridge’s nearly 80-year history.

Golden Gate Bridge Will Be Closed To Cars This Weekend For The First Time Since 1987

If you were planning a lovely weekend in San Francisco, complete with a scenic drive over the Golden Gate Bridge, you might want to make sure you pack your walking shoes: The Golden Gate Bridge will be closed to private vehicles for 52 hours straight starting at midnight tonight through early Monday, so workers can install a median barrier designed … [More]

CA: Golden Gate Bridge to Close Down Over Weekend

his weekend the Golden Gate Bridge will glow in the sunshine, or peek through the fog, and serve as a symbol of San Francisco, California and the West -- as usual. But for the first time in its 77-year history, it's going to take a couple of days off.

How Is an Email List Like the Golden Gate Bridge?

Finding high-quality leads is a topic continually discussed by B2B marketers, but what about preserving and improving those leads? Lead generation is the first step – building the bridge. Lead Enrichment is the process of keeping that structure fit and functional. Maintaining a large contact database can be like painting the Golden Gate Bridge.

CA: Golden Gate Bridge Closing to Motorists Jan. 10 for 52 Hours

A long-awaited project aimed to make the Golden Gate Bridge safer is set to close the iconic span for 52 hours, the longest closure in the bridge's 77-year history.

Here's What Golden Gate Looked Like Before They Built The Bridge

Historian Michael Beschloss reminds us that construction on San Francisco's famous Golden Gate Bridge began today in 1933, in the depths of the Depression. Beschloss also tweeted Ansel Adams' photo of what the Gate looked like before the bridge: The Golden Gate Bridge took four years to build. Show More Summary

How to Pull in Friendships and Fresh Adventures

Five men are walking across the Golden Gate Bridge on an outing organized by their wives who are college friends. The women move ahead in animated conversation. One man describes the engineering involved in the bridge's long suspension. Show More Summary

Region Video: West Coast

Explore Los Angeles or venture up north and drive across the Golden Gate Bridge.

What Should Be the Speed Limit for Bicycles on Golden Gate Bridge?

TweetI don’t know. Some consultant came up with 10 MPH a few years back, but that idea wasn’t good for business, or something like that. But here’s a sign that tells you how fast you’re going anyway: Sometimes, I just don’t know…

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