From spaghetti to the quiet alley behind your house, this week show us something narrow.
—WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge

For 76 years the Golden Gate Bridge District employed Toll Collectors to take money from strangers and pay for the maintenance of the span. That changed at one minute after midnight on March 27, 2013 when the All Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) system went into effect and cash was no longer accepted as payment for crossing the bridge. The Toll Collectors were out of a job and the fog cut a little deeper into those of us who were left. Click here for more on that.

The photo below is a look at the inside of a typical Toll Booth. As you can see, it is narrow—just over shoulder-width wide.


Note: The equipment has remained behind for the electricians to use while servicing and trouble-shooting the ETC system.

  5 comments for “Narrow

  1. July 29, 2016 at 12:31 PM

    Yikes! gives me a bit of claustrophobia just looking at it!


    • July 30, 2016 at 7:12 AM

      It has been over two years since I retired and I had that same reaction when I looked at this photo again.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. July 29, 2016 at 10:58 AM

    I always wonder what it’s like inside those booths as I pass by. Can they ever pay the tole takers enough??
    Thanks for the peek.


    • July 29, 2016 at 11:07 AM

      Hi, Carol. I find the booths to be claustrophobic when cars and trucks are whipping by on both sides of you in the booth. Objects fly off the back of trucks and strike the side of the booth, plus vehicles collide into the side and send autobody parts flying. It is not a picnic by any means.

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