Don’t take this title literally. Louise isn’t on the Golden Gate Bridge, but she was on Jon Rowe’s KWMR show last night talking about Paying the Toll, her history of the bridge. And, more specifically, the special district created to manage it.
I was in Point Reyes Station last night and happened to hear a bit of the show. I also saw Jon, who mentioned some of the big stories Louise is sitting on. One is that the bridge district killed the extension of BART into Marin County. I’d always thought that anti-growth forces were responsible for that.
What’s ironic, of course, is that the bridge was constructed precisely to foster growth and development. That’s why Ansel Adams and other Sierra Clubbers opposed its construction.