More Bridge Business

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Hey check out their bridge!

Good job France for building a really, really big, pretty bridge. I believe this suspension style would’ve graced the east span of our Bay Bridge, you know, until they nixed it for a plain line of concrete. (Maybe they could, like, tile it or something decorative at least?). Note the tolls, however, for the French bridge – they range from over $6 to over $8.

In local bridge news, the Board of Supes voted to endorse a plan to rename the Bay Bridge after Emperor Norton. Who’s he? Read the article. Note, especially, the Emperor’s 1872 resolution calling for the construction of a bridge connecting Oakland and San Francisco – and his ordered penalty for negligent city officials.

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