Bay Bridge

Senate OKs Bay Bridge name change, lawsuit seeks to overturn it

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The California Senate gave its blessing to the rename the western span of the Bay Bridge after former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown on Sept. 12, blatantly disregarding mounting local opposition to the proposal. Since ACR 65 is a nonbinding resolution, Gov. Jerry Brown cannot veto it even though he went on record earlier this week saying the 77-year-old bridge should keep the same name it’s always had.

San Francisco Sens. Mark Leno and Leland Yee both voted in favor of the resolution.Read more »

Proposal to rename Bay Bridge draws controversy

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The proposal to rename the western span of the Bay Bridge after former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown is generating more controversy as it hurtles through the approval process in Sacramento, where lawmakers are staring down a Sept. 13 deadline before the legislative session ends.Read more »

Petition to name Bay Bridge after Emperor Norton gains 1,000 signatures

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San Francisco freelance writer John Lumea disagrees with California state legislators who want to name the western span of the Bay Bridge after former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown.Read more »

From the Rocketship to Bay Lights, "temporary" is the key that unlocked public art in SF

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In the wake of The Bay Lights coming on to rave reviews and mesmerized gazes last week, next weekend the Raygun Gothic Rocketship will be taken down from the Pier 14 launch pad it's occupied since 2010, the latest transitions in San Francisco's trend of using temporary public art placements to bypass the protracted, emotional, and expensive battles that once defined the siting of sculptures on public lands in San Francisco.Read more »

Bay Bridge's new S-bend gets fence. Finally.

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Ever since the driver of a truck laden with Asian pears flew off the Bay Bridge's new S-curve and plummeted to his death last November, the California Highway Patrol has been policing the speed limit and Caltrans has added striping, signs, rumble strips and other features. Those efforts have helped reduce the curve’s initially high accident rate.Read more »