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World's largest cable saddle placed  Crews installed the 450-ton saddle on top of the tower of the world's longest self-anchored suspension span Protesters hang anti-Chevron banner  7 protesters are facing charges after a stunt that had 3 of them dangling from ropes below the Bridge to convince to clean up waste in Ecuad... Bridge reopened after jumper talked down  All lanes of traffic have reopened after negotiators successfully talked a distraught man off the ledge of the Bay Bridge this afternoon Higher Bay Area bridge tolls, transit fares  Drivers of multiple-axle vehicles, including big-rigs, recreational vehicles and those towing boats or trailers, will pay higher tolls China machine maker wraps up on bridge  Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co put the final touches on sections of the new east span\ Bridge cables getting fresh paint  Crews are painting the main cables of the Golden Gate Bridge giving them a fresh coat of the span's iconic 'international orange' color Bridge cables get new paint job
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1 in 5 BArea bridges structurally deficient  One in five Bay Area bridges is marked by the federal government as high-priority for monitoring and repair Crews installing fifth section of new tower Girl survives plunge from GG Bridge  A teenage girl was rescued from San Francisco Bay after jumping or falling from the Golden Gate Bridge Cyclists bash bridge speed limit plan
32 committed suicide on GG Bridge in 2010  32 people committed suicide by jumping off the bridge -- similar to the number of suicides in recent years. 75 were put on medical observati... Plan would cut Bridge toll-takers  Golden Gate Bridge officials are seeking to eliminate all toll-takers by December 2012, to be equipped with a fully electronic toll system Suicide threat closes bridge Suspension tower's 4th piece of 5 rising  Ironworkers laboring more than 40 stories above the bay began hoisting the fourth section of the sleek new tower of the Bay Bridge into place Security cameras spot stolen Lamborghini  A celebrity chef's sports car is reportedly getting some miles on it after being stolen from a SF exotic car dealership earlier this week Teen survives plunge off GG Bridge

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  A high school student on field trip climbed over a railing, jumped, possibly on a dare by classmates, and survived the 220-foot plunge
 Visitors were stunned when a 17-year-old Windsor High School student jumped off the bridge in an apparent stunt

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  Plans to put the brakes on bicyclists riding across the Golden Gate Bridge has cycling enthusiasts crying foul

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  The two main cables that hold up the Golden Gate Bridge are getting completely repainted for the first time since the iconic span opened in 1937

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Oct.12   Bay Area Toll Authority to move HQ  The agency that administers the money collected on Bay area bridges will be moving its headquarters from Oakland to San Francisco Oct.28   New piece connects Bay Bridge span
  The final piece of the new east span of the Bay Bridge completes the largest structure of its kind on any bridge in the world

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Nov.12   Bridge marks 75 years
  Today is the 75th anniversary of one of the greatest days in Bay Area history - the day the Bay Bridge opened for business Nov.19   Pedestrians, bicycles return to GG Bridge
  Pedestrian and bicycle traffic on the Golden Gate Bridge have returned to normal after being tied up for months during painting and construction

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Dec.5   AC Transit bus crash clogs bridge commute  A minor-injury crash between an AC Transit bus and three other vehicles has marred the Bay Bridge commute this morning Dec.14   Artist wants to add moving lights to Bridge   The artist, Leo Villereal, said the 25,000 bulbs flickering from its cables would be programmed to pulse to the pace of the winds and the ti... Dec.19   Bay Bridge crews to begin stringing cables
  This week construction crews will begin the process of stringing the new main cable that will cradle the single-tower suspension span
Dec.23   Fatal crash closes lanes of Bay Bridge  A fatal crash involving a motorcycle and car blocked the two right lanes on the upper deck of the Bay Bridge for nearly two hours

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