Looking Back at the Look Ahead

The number of projects constructed at the same time as the Golden Gate Bridge is amazing. Here is a list of supporting elements built at the same time as the bridge: The Funston Approach brings traffic to/from the Southerly direction. Today we call it Park Presidio Blvd. The Funston Tunnel goes under the Presidio Golf Course. Today it…

Golden Gate Opus

In 2011 the Marin Symphony commissioned Rob Kapilow to compose a musical composition honoring the 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge in May of 2012. Sometimes called America’s “pied piper of classical music”,  Rob (he prefers to be called Rob rather than Robert) started with a simple premise, “Everybody knows what the Golden Gate Bridge…

2012 Earth Hour +16

Last night was Earth Hour, a time when people around the world turned off their lights for one hour to send a message for action on climate change. I worked Swing shift last night (15:00 – 23:00 hours) and at 20:30 I turned off the decorative tower lights on the Golden Gate Bridge (one small step…

The Doolittle Tokyo Raiders

“For conspicuous leadership above the call of duty, involving personal valor and intrepidity at an extreme hazard to life. With the apparent certainty of being forced to land in enemy territory or to perish at sea, General Doolittle personally led a squadron of Army bombers, manned by volunteer crews, in a highly destructive raid on…

Video Coverage of Bridgeworkers Picketing Janet Reilly’s House

“March 22, 2012 at the home of Board President Janet Reilly in San Francisco. The upper class neighborhood of Sea Cliff, home to the “One Percent” and Janet Reilly, President of the Board of Directors of The Golden Gate Bridge & Transportation District, is seldom the scene of a workers demonstration. Reilly’s neighbors were shocked…