Posts Tagged ‘toll plaza’

Double Seven: Yesterday’s Blue Angels Show had Twin #7 Jets Performing – Photos from the Toll Plaza Area

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

Being atop an old gun battery just west of the Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza isn’t the best place to see the Fleet Week airshow, and it’s not exactly easy to get to, owing to jammed traffic, but it’s where I ended up. Here are some photos from Friday practice day.

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Two of things are not like the others/ Two of these thing just don’t belong. Can you see?

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That’s right, there are two two-seaters in there. Like this:

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And this. There’s no flying required back there, so why not just put your arms out.

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Most are single-seaters:

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Oh look, two #7’s

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See?

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See?

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I’m thinking Aquatic Park or the Marina Green would be better places to be.

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All right, c u later:

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A Silent Protest at the Toll Plaza in Our Presidio: “SF GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATERS”

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Or at least I think it’s a protest:

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When you’re weary, feeling small,
When tears are in your eyes, I will dry them all;
I’m on your side. When times get rough
And friends just can’t be found,
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down.
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down.

When you’re down and out,
When you’re on the street,
When evening falls so hard
I will comfort you.
I’ll take your part.
When darkness comes
And pain is all around,
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down.
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down.

Sail on silvergirl,
Sail on by.
Your time has come to shine.
All your dreams are on their way.
See how they shine.
If you need a friend
I’m sailing right behind.
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind.
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind.

Bay Bridge Enforcement Action – CHP Busts Drivers in “Bus Only” Lane

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

The California Highway Patrol (they’re hiring!) takes a dim view of you trying to save 5, 10, 20 minutes by using this “bus only” flyover westbound to get past the Bay Bridge toll plaza. So much so, they’ll even hang out near the thing on Mother’s Day in order to hand out $271 citations.

Personally, I’ve looked at the signs and I can’t really figure out if 3+ person carpools are allowed on this empty flyover all the time or just during primetime M-F. But oh well.

Now if you’re The Feds, with a tiresome, predictable blacked-out SUV, then you’re in luck. Please drive through. Click to expand:

But if YOU drive past these CHP officers, then you’ll be met by some more on the other side.

Ka ching. That’s how they get you…