The five more officers will expand the work of a team that routinely intervenes with individuals contemplating taking their own life. [ more › ]
Marin Independent Journal reports, “Five new officers will be hired to patrol the Golden Gate Bridge specifically to look for people who are suicidal. Between 2000 and 2005, bridge officers were able to stop an average of 52 people a year from jumping from the span. Show More Summary
Five new officers will be hired to patrol the Golden Gate Bridge, specifically to search for people looking to jump to their death. The bridge board last week approved adding the patrol officers, bringing the total to 22. They are expected to be working on the span in about two months, the Marin...
Sure, the Brooklyn and Golden Gate bridges are impressive, but we're equally smitten by these fear-inducing wood, steel, glass, and cable structures. From Vietnam to Colorado, here are 13 bridges that will do anything but calm your fear of heights. This gallery was originally published in 2014. It has been updated with new information.
Both the northbound and southbound lanes were blocked at various points Saturday. [ more › ]
San Francisco Chronicle reports, “It was all smiles and hugs in June 2014 when, after decades of debate, the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District board approved spending $76 million to install steel-mesh nets under...Show More Summary
Sure, the Golden Gate Bridge is pretty. But nothing is quite as gorgeous as the fog. The post San Francisco's Iconic Fog Sure Looks Stunning From Above appeared first on WIRED.
Sausalito's mayor has sent a letter to Golden Gate Bridge officials asking that they "work cooperatively" with the city on a controversial $11 million ferry landing.
San Francisco Examiner reports, “Despite recent efforts like the installation of a movable median barrier, the Golden Gate Bridge’s epic traffic problems may never improve. That’s the conclusion of Kary Witt, deputy general manager of...Show More Summary
Marin Independent Journal reports, “With myriad capital projects in its future, a transit system to operate and salaries and benefits to pay, the Golden Gate Bridge district appears unlikely to curtail toll increases any time soon. Last...Show More Summary
The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District wants more time to come up with the funding for a long-discussed suicide prevention barrier.
96-year-old Albert Farr house selling for first time in four decades For $18.9 million, you need to offer more than just a cute living room view of the Golden Gate Bridge. But do note that the six-bed, six-bath beachfront house circa...Show More Summary
The debate over a controversial planned $11 million ferry landing in Sausalito has landed in the courtroom with the seaside city suing the project's proponent, the Golden Gate Bridge district.
Contemporary art collides with military history in the shadow of the Golden Gate Bridge Home Land Security, an exhibition of 16 artists from 11 countries installed in the abandoned bunkers, gunnery positions, and Nike nuclear missile...Show More Summary
"It started coming into the shore and got kind of beached and it looked like it took on some water." [ more › ]
A fishing vessel struck rocks on the shoreline below the north side of the Golden Gate Bridge and took on water Thursday afternoon, badly damaging the boat and requiring rescue efforts for the people and dog on board, officials said. Officials...Show More Summary
KRON News reports, “In San Francisco, managers at the Golden Gate Bridge have floated the idea of completely removing the toll plaza. The bridge district switched to all-electronic tolling in 2013 but left the old toll booths standing. Show More Summary
San Francisco Examiner reports, “Drivers are crashing into the Golden Gate Bridge toll plaza more than ever before” in an article about the bridge district’s consideration of a plan to replace the toll plaza structure with a gantry that will support its upgraded electronic tolling hardware. Show More Summary
Aamir Ahmad Khan was riding north on Highway 1 over the bridge shortly before 6 p.m. when he apparently lost control near the north tower and slammed into the railing, according to the Marin County Sheriff’s Office. California Highway...Show More Summary
A motorcyclist was killed Friday when he lost control and tumbled off his bike on Highway 101 at the north end of the Golden Gate Bridge, forcing the California Highway Patrol to close all of the northbound lanes during the evening commute. Witnesses told investigators that the motorcycle was northbound on the bridge at 5:55 p.m. Show More Summary