The Zipper Truck Lifts Thousands Of 1,500-Pound Blocks In Minutes

For years, San Francisco's iconic Golden Gate Bridge was a deathtrap. Cars would zip past one another at 65 MPH, separated by a thin line of yellow traffic cones, and head-on collisions were routine. However, a new barrier system—laid by a massive vehicle known as a Zipper Truck—will keep passing drivers from landing… » 6/21/12 12:40pm 6/21/12 12:40pm

Why California Spent $205,000 To Move A $15 Shrubbery (UPDATE)

California is broke. The national debt continues to spiral out of control. So, it's perhaps a little bit of a surprise that the California Department of Transportation, along with some help from the federal government, spent $205,000 in 2010 to move a shrub that's available at nurseries for about $15. Even the Knights… » 4/16/12 2:30pm 4/16/12 2:30pm

Golden Gate Bridge Partially Closes For High Winds, Rain

The San Francisco area got a pounding this morning from a strong Pacific storm system that developed wind gusts as high as 107 mph. The Golden Gate Transit district was forced to suspend bus services and truck traffic across the historic span due to flooding. Fortunately for Friday commuters, as of 1:35 PST the… » 1/04/08 5:45pm 1/04/08 5:45pm