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City to go dark for Earth Hour
Rich.-San Rafael Bridge closed for 6 hours  The lashing wind gusts which blew over several big-rigs, according to the CHP Barge Strikes Richmond-San Rafael Bridge  Around 6 p.m., the tug boat and barge, carried 65,195 barrels of heavy black oil, struck the east piling of the western span Good Samaritan Killed  36-year-old Anthony Christopher Shafer who flew onto the hood and through the windshield of a vehicle died at a hospital later that night Bridge to get congestion tolls  The District's board of directors has approved a resolution to charge tolls that rise and fall with the level of traffic Bridge Chain-Reaction Crash; 9 Hurt

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  A collision involving almost a dozen vehicles, including a motorcycle, brought traffic to a standstill for more than 1.5 hour.    Two victims were hospitalized in critical...
  The Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay Bridge and office towers will go dark for an hour in a global campaign to raise awareness about climate change

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  3 people protesting China's human rights record climbed up the bridge and tied the Tibetan flag and two banners to its cables
 The banners: One World One Dream. Free Tibet' and 'Free Tibet'. The protesters climbed suspension cables as part of an advance protest to this week's Beijing Olympic torch relay
Apr.9     Coast Guard couldn't have stopped crash  Homeland Security Department: Coast Guard watch-standers could not have prevented a freighter from crashing into the bridge last November

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Jul.3   Multiple Car Crash Snarls Bridge Traffic  The crash, involving at least six vehicles, blocked several lanes and stalled commuter traffic Jul.19   Motorcyclist Dead, Arrest Made  Two lanes were closed as officials investigated a fatal collision between a motorcycle and at least one other vehicle

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Aug.8   Fatal Crash In Parking Lot Near Bridge  One person died after crashing into an unoccupied electrician truck near the toll plaza Aug.17   Drunk Driver Blamed For Fatal Crash   A 22-year-old Fairfield man was arrested after he allegedly sped in excess of 100 mph and caused a fatal collision

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Sep.1   Bridge Toll Jumps To $6
  Drivers will have to pay another dollar to cross the bridge starting Tuesday; using the electronic system FasTrak -- $5 instead of $4
Sep.19   Big Rig Hits Bridge Toll Booth
Map of Interstate 580 Richmond  A tractor-trailer, which was hauling a forklift, struck and damaged a toll booth for the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge

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Oct.4   Report: Net could stop suicides
  Bridge district officials say a net hanging 20 feet below the world-famous span is the cheapest and safest way to prevent bridge suicides Oct.9   Pothole Forces Lane Closure On Bridge
Map of Interstate 580 Richmond  A large 4-6 inches deep pothole has forced the closure of a lane of westbound I-580 on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Oct.10   Bridge Officials Approve Suicide Net
  The officials voted overwhelmingly to hang stainless steel nets from the sides of the span in an effort to stop people from jumping to their deaths

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Dec.29   Ship with Bay Bridge parts still unloaded
  A dispute over who should unload a ship carrying steel parts is raising concerns it may delay completion of the work   6-Car Crash Snarls Evening Traffic  Eastbound traffic west of Treasure Island remained backed up, following a collision that prompted a temporary closure of three lanes

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