Strike at Golden Gate Ferry

Today was another day of action for Golden Gate Bridge, Bus, and Ferry workers as members of 19 Unions joined the Inland Boatmen’s Union as they had a one-day strike at the Larkspur Ferry Terminal. At issue is a new contract and a fight to keep healthcare affordable for current employees and retirees. The Union…

Doyle Drive Demolition Video

Excavators with hydraulic hammers have made short work of Doyle Drive. By Saturday, April 28, approximately 65,000 tons of steel-reinforced concrete was demolished and ready to be recycled. Work crews are spending today, Sunday the 29th, paving and striping the half-mile temporary detour for the Monday Morning Commute. Doyle Drive carries an average of 100,000…

Workers Memorial Day 2012

According to the AFL-CIO, “Each and every day in this country, on average 12 workers die on the job as a result of workplace injuries – women and men who go to work, never to return home to their families and loved ones. In 2010, 4,500 workers lost their lives on the job, and another 50,000 died…

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…