A long-awaited plan to install a moveable concrete barrier on the Golden Gate Bridge is inching closer to reality, but government bureaucracy could delay the project until 2014.
More than one million people are expected to pack into San Francisco Wednesday for the Giants’ ticker tape parade along Market St. in honor of the team’s Sunday night World Series win.
Drivers who use the Golden Gate Bridge will experience a major change early next year, when human toll takers will be replaced by electronic tolling.
The Golden Gate Bridge just celebrated 75 years since its opening to the public in 1937, but after decades of wrangling there’s now positive movement in getting a suicide barrier built on the bridge.
A Golden Gate Bridge District official says ferry service will be in full swing with extra boats for the bridge’s 75th anniversary celebration despite a one-day labor union strike shut down the system on Saturday.
It took more than engineering ingenuity to build the Golden Gate Bridge, which turns 75 this Sunday. It also took brave men willing to risk their lives, hundreds of feet above the Bay, to build one of the modern wonders of the world.
The labor union that represents the Golden Gate Bridge District employees including ferry operators has called a strike for Tuesday morning.
Transbay buses across the Golden Gate Bridge will follow modified routes, and ferries between Marin and San Francisco will run more frequently, during the upcoming weekend closure of Doyle Drive.
Unions are calling for a mass rally and action next Tuesday, the same day as the mass actions being called by local Occupy movement organizers.
Golden Gate Transit may offer Wi-Fi service on their ferries by this summer if the agency’s board of directors approves a plan later this week.