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Since 9/11, these are my new friends on the bridge.(14 posts)

Since 9/11, these are my new friends on the bridge.onespeed
Nov 15, 2002 7:50 AM
Don't roll up on them too quietlyTig
Nov 15, 2002 7:58 AM
I'd hate to scare them suddenly if they were on "high alert" status! Maybe one of those little "IncrediBell" bells would do the trick.
I don't think I would be taking pictures of "Bridge Security" nmFred2000
Nov 15, 2002 8:32 AM
All right "Fred." (nm)onespeed
Nov 15, 2002 8:38 AM
at least the walkway is safe...mohair_chair
Nov 15, 2002 9:08 AM
This is really just feel-good PR stuff, because I'm not really sure how they are protecting the bridge.

If you want to mess up a bridge there are really only two ways to do it. You can blow a hole in the roadway, or you can blow up the supports. I can drive a car filled with explosives onto the bridge and punch a hole in the roadway. I can also swim, scuba dive, or take a Zodiac and attach explosives to the supports at the water level. These guys can't see much less stop either one.
Don't publicize your plans - worse than photos of security - nmdzrider
Nov 15, 2002 10:22 AM
it's ludicrousmohair_chair
Nov 15, 2002 11:34 AM
After 9-11, they banned bikes and pedestrians on the Golden Gate Bridge. Cars and trucks were okay. Apparently, cyclists and pedestrians were the bigger threat. After all, no one would blow up a perfectly good car or truck. Not in California.
what the hell???Alexx
Nov 15, 2002 11:47 AM
I mean, even with panniers, I couldn't carry more than, what, maybe 40 lbs explosives on a bike? And nobody thinks that a car is capable of carrying a lot more? Dumb@$$ idiots at Caltrans!
The hellmohair_chair
Nov 15, 2002 1:14 PM
Recap of Sidewalk Status since 9/11/01

September 11, 2001 - Golden Gate Bridge sidewalks closed to bicycles and pedestrians.

October 1, 2001 - east sidewalk reopened to bicyclists and pedestrians during daylight hours.

October 28, 2001 - hours adjusted to 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. for pedestrians and 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. for bicyclists. Free shuttles available for bicyclists during the hours that sidewalk closed (8 p.m. to 6 a.m.)

http://www.goldengate.org/news/bridge/sidewalkhours.html
Some security guy got the idea the Mexican's were going toKristin
Nov 15, 2002 1:19 PM
fill the hollow tubing with plastic. But who could do that to a bicycle? I mean, really?? I'd much rather fill a Ford Explorer with explosives.
Didn't mean this to sound biggotted. I believe the first bike closure was at the border. (nm)Kristin
Nov 15, 2002 1:21 PM
The Brooklin Bridge!HAL9010
Nov 15, 2002 10:15 AM
The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the most beautiful bridges in the world. I you have never had a chance to walk across it into Manhattan you are truly missing one of the worlds great pleasures. This thing was built with Civil War era technology and stands as proudly and solidly today!
and the best part... I own it!laffeaux
Nov 15, 2002 10:20 AM
I bought it a few years back from some guy on the upper west side. I thought I got a good price.
Excellent topic driftChainstay
Nov 15, 2002 8:27 PM
We were getting political there with complaints about "profiling of cyclists and pedestrians". There was even the re-emergence of whether SUV's were unAmerican or apple pie, but good job boys! You saved it nicely, by working the thread back to a familiar classic.