Why don’t they get the money from Diane Frankenstein, George “Walrus” Miller, Nasty Piglosi. They are all RICH! They should be forced to contribute yet these same morons who will be partying are the ones electing these jackasses. I just saw a news bit on this on my local news. They have only 1 corporate sponsor but they have said who it was.
what on earth is all this dough going to be spent on??
I was in SF when a catastrophe almost happened. I still think this was more dangerous than was ever publicized.
The bridge was packed with people and flattened out.
Wasn’t on the bridge; but saw this from a mile away.
The day the Golden Gate Bridge flattened
By Stephen Tung
Picture this: Hundreds of thousands of people are crammed shoulder to shoulder on the Golden Gate Bridge when suddenly the bridge's gentle arch begins to flatten out. A metal groan then echoes across San Francisco Bay as the majestic towers begin tilting toward each other.
As the towers hit their breaking point, the 3-foot-thick main suspension cables slacken and the roadway splits open, dropping waves of pedestrians more than 200 feet to their deaths.
That almost happened 25 years ago today, at least according to urban legend.
On May 24, 1987, 300,000 people were stuck in human gridlock for hours while getting a rare chance to cross the 1.7-mile bridge en masse on foot to celebrate the bridge's golden anniversary. Officials quickly closed the bridge, so a half-million other people waiting to cross never got the chance. Still, the enormous, unprecedented weight caused the middle of the bridge to sag 7 feet.
"I'm grateful because if the others had gotten out there, maybe the bridge would have fallen down," Gary Giacomini, then president of the bridge district's board, told The Associated Press at the time.
(Of course this is the PRE-next-big-earthquake condition.)