Posts Tagged ‘blow’

What It Looks Like When a CA State Official Opens Part of the Bay Bridge: Gov Arnold + Oxy Fuel Welder = Sparks

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Who will cut the chain for our long-delayed Bay Bridge when it reopens in a few days? IDK.

But the scene will look something like this.

Arnold opening the West Approach a half decade back:

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A Unique Birds-Eye View of the Bay Bridge When Traffic is Jammed Due to a Hostage Crisis, The Way it is Right Now

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

ActionNewsSF points to this unique photo just taken by Sky1Ron.

(At this point, the situation with the White Guy and the Black SUV and CHP and SFPD and, allegedly, his daughter, and guns, and bombs is unresolved…)

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How much revenue will BATA lose over this one? And will those drivers who decide to turn around at Treasure Island get a refund? Only Time Will Tell.

A view of the scene from CBS San Francisco:

Conan the Provider – Arnold Schwarzenegger Opens New Freeway with Blowtorch

Friday, April 11th, 2008

This is no mere ribbon cutting ceremony to open a new $429 million section of freeway approaching the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge. Oh no.

The last step to opening this short but vital stretch of superslab involved Governor Schwarzenegger, cowboy boots, sunglasses and a big blow torch.

[Update: or welding torch, or cutting torch (based upon the O2 trigger) - Arnie’s tool is an oxy-fuel welder of some kind, as commenter Doc helpfully points out. Arnie’s sunglasses actually are sunglasses, but you could say that they were being used as goggles. The light coming from chain didn’t seem all that bright compared to arc welding or whatever. FYI]

Enjoy your new freeway, San Francisco!

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Higher rez version after the jump.

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