Golden Gate Bridge

5:33pm

Thu June 12, 2014
Arts & Culture

“Guardian of the Golden Gate” spent career preventing suicides

 

For 23 years, retired California Highway Patrol Sergeant Kevin Briggs patrolled the Golden Gate Bridge for suicide jumpers. He talked hundreds of people off the ledge and back onto the bridge and earned the nickname, “The Guardian of the Golden Gate.” His powers of persuasion were the doorway between life and death. Sometimes, unfortunately, they just weren’t enough.

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8:16am

Fri November 15, 2013
Transportation

Golden Gate Bridge Tolls Could Hit $8

The Golden Gate Bridge toll plaza
Isabel Angell

According to projections, within five years, a drive across the Golden Gate Bridge could cost as much as $8. Officials say it's a necessary trade-off, as tolls help subsidize the area's ferry and bus service.

The board for the Golden Gate Highway and Transportation District is meeting this Friday to discuss the toll increase, which they say is necessary to offset a $142 million budget shortfall over the next five years.

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5:57pm

Thu November 7, 2013
Arts & Culture

Audiograph's Sound of the Week: Golden Gate Bridge Foghorn

Nautical chart showing the Golden Gate Bridge foghorns
Julie Caine

8:36pm

Thu June 20, 2013

5:44pm

Tue April 2, 2013
Transportation

Ostriches and other memories from 18 years on the Golden Gate Bridge

Jacquie Dean, a bridge officer for 18 years on the Golden Gate Bridge

Last week, the Golden Gate Bridge switched to its new all-electronic tolling system. The change has been smooth, with just a few reports of confused drivers stopping at the toll plaza. For most people, it won’t be a big deal. Over three-quarters of commuters use Fastrak.

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