A Wild Flight of the Imagination: The Story of the Golden Gate Bridge

In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the completion of the Golden Gate Bridge the California Historical Society will open an exhibition on February 26, 2012, 79 years to the day that groundbreaking festivities took place. As part of the region wide celebration organized by The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy the exhibition will feature…

Bridging Us All —The 75th Anniversary Theme of the Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge 50th Anniversary Commemorative Brick walkway is now just a memory to us. I wonder what reaction future generations will have to this chapter of Bridge History. The decision to remove the bricks has been a rather divisive one, judging from the responses I have received from the public at large. Bridge Officials…

No Sounds of Silence

In 1973 I damaged my hearing and have lived with a constant ringing in my head. The proper term for this is Tinnitus and 50 million other Americans suffer from it too. Tinnitus is the #1 disability for today’s veterans and the bad news is that there is no cure. The American Tinnitus Association is working to…

The Eyes Have It

Four years ago I had cataract surgery on both eyes and at that time my surgeon suggested that I wear sunglasses with polarized lenses when I am outside during the day. She said that my blue eyes are more sensitive to the light rays reflected from below. My employer provides many articles of Personal Protective…

Fog City Science

It was a foggy day at the bridge today and our “iconic” fog horns were on all shift. Click here for a wonderful explanation of the speed of sound by Shawn Lani of the Exploratorium and a practical way that you can judge a distance in San Francisco by using the sound of the Golden Gate Bridge fog…