Twenty-five Pennies for Your Thoughts

Tomorrow—July 1, 2018—all Golden Gate Bridge toll rates will increase, including FasTrak (from $6.75 to $7.00), Pay-by-Plate (from $7.75 to $8.00), carpool (from $4.75 to $5.00), and multi-axle vehicle toll rates (see multi-axle vehicle toll chart). [1]

Inserted below is a video from the History Channel that will give you some background and insight about what your toll dollars are funding.

Thank you for your patronage and Y’all come back. It’s open 24 hours a day.

[1] Golden Gate Bridge Highway & Transportation District website

  17 comments for “Twenty-five Pennies for Your Thoughts

  1. July 2, 2018 at 10:29 AM

    Thanks for sharing all of these cool GGB videos.

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  2. alstacer
    July 2, 2018 at 9:05 AM

    Wow! Just a really neat video. I remember my 2 treks across the GGB from the city in bright sunshine and returning from Marin County with the bridge shrouded in fog. That return was a leap of faith that the bridge was still there. Again thanks for sharing.

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    • July 2, 2018 at 9:08 AM

      On southbound trips like the one you described I liked to imagine that I was driving into the mouth of a large beast, hidden in the fog where the bridge should be. It added a lot to the mystery of the large white fog bank.
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  3. July 1, 2018 at 12:32 PM

    Allan, thanks for the video.

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  4. Sue
    July 1, 2018 at 3:19 AM

    Love this image, Allan!

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  5. June 30, 2018 at 6:26 PM

    Absolutely loved the video Allan – lots of things there I didn’t know. I’d often wondered why it was painted orange. I also read recently something about the number of people who have jumped from the bridge and that it’s the lowest survival rate of any other bridge. Not surprising but a few have lived. Anyway, it’s an amazing feat. I cannot imagine how difficult the construction must have been. Thanks for sharing this one.

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    • July 1, 2018 at 2:56 PM

      You are welcome, Tina. The construction of the bridge was an amazing feat. I recently found a video by the late Charles Kuralt who interviewed some of the bridgemen just before the 50th Anniversary in 1987. They were a breed apart, that’s for sure. Thanks for your comments.
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  6. June 30, 2018 at 9:22 AM

    Beautiful image. I did not know this….thank you for your public service announcement, Allan. 😉

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  7. June 30, 2018 at 8:46 AM

    Always love the facts like enough to build a sidewalk … maybe it’s worth the toll raise

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    • June 30, 2018 at 8:50 AM

      There’s a lot of changes to the Toll Plaza coming in the next few years. Time to start squirreling away $.
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      • July 1, 2018 at 3:26 PM

        I noticed the clocks are gone on the toll booths.

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      • July 2, 2018 at 8:00 AM

        The Plaza clock is still on top of the roof, but I don’t remember any clocks on the booths themselves.
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