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It was a tough night to start a Graveyard shift. It was the Lioness’s birthday: a big one, the Double-nickel, 55 years. We had gone to dinner after she got home from work and now I was headed out to start work – 7 nights of the dreaded overnight shift. It was ‘Out of the blue and into the black’, to quote Neil Young.
I arrived at work, relieved my Swing shift co-worker and began making my rounds, checking on various parts of the mechanical plant that keep the buildings running at the Golden Gate Bridge Plaza.
I got to the Security Office and the On-duty Sergeant said, “We are having a problem with the North Bike gate. The contractor called us and said that a piece of it is loose and needs to be secured. They ty-rapped it as a temporary fix.”
“F—k me,” I thought, “this is going to mean two trips to the North end.”
“Can we take a look at it on camera?” I asked. “Maybe I will be able to see what I need to take with me to fix it?”