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Just in case anyone is wondering, this is still not painted.
They said it would be completed by 2022. What did they waste the 10s of millions of dollars on?
A tragic disaster waiting to unfold if it continues
@Otto von Bismarck Yeah they're thinking if we paint it then we won't have a reason to spend $20 - 30 billion on a new one!
Is it painted yet?
Considering how many times it's been destroyed by alien attacks, giant monsters, disasters it looks petty good.
A giant radioactive octopus destroyed it in 1955..
Magneto loved the bridge
And a nuke in terminator:genisys. And the tusnami in San Andreas
Who else got this 4 years later in their recommended
It’s good google is still drawing attention to this.
@Cody Boyle yo watch out dude, you can’t say straight nowadays 😂 they might kill you
10 million used in other places. Like politicians patio furniture,homes and vehicles.
@Notxams 27 (It's their "your money")
Only '$10 million ?: where have all the other billions gone ?
Not Ten.... TENS
High speed train to nowhere.
@Mr Wonderful Lol
$7 to cross what are y'all doing with all the money
@Jerzey Boy1995 it's 10 dollars now
Goes straight into politicians pockets like Nancy pelosi who is worth 120 million and is from the bay area. California is corrupt. That's what happens when you vote for democrats
ten thousandth like lol
@Yagami actually no it's not you pay for it with card
@Fadzilicious 112,000 a day average, x $7. 286 million a year
All of the suspender cables were replaced in the 1970s. I saw it done. To accomplish this job, a movable scaffold was installed that hung from both main cables, with a bridging section between them. This scaffold was used to attach temporary suspender cables to take the load while the original suspender cables were being removed and replaced. Why wasn't the main cables painted at this time?
This bridge destroyed in the movies multiple times. It is amazing how fast workers built it again.
With these huge steel bridges, the typical procedure is to start prepping and painting at one end and after the crews reach the other end, they start the process anew. I wonder if they are using epoxy paint or UV resistant paint. This bridge's main problem is that it is in California where infrastructure is neglected.
One more thing. Since this is in CommieFornia, the paint they are using is probably crap, since all the good tried and true chemicals are now illegal. Most paint sold today is garbage.
And still is neglected just like all the tax payers here.
Question: where is the money?Answer: it was used other places. Truthful answer: we stole it!
The. Golden. Gate. Bridge. Manager. What is that guy's salary?
As a public employee his salary can be looked up. Every single public employee in California is listed on a website.
@Stanley Hornbeck what?Do you type that in the middle of a stroke?
@Some White Dude Trump is still an idiot narcissist, that has nothing to do with our precious infrastructure.!
His salary is 450k a year
he does it for free ? yah right
It's always funny how engineering and maintenance point out glaringly obvious problems for management to twiddle their thumbs over.
Where are all those high toll fees going? Typically, tolls fees are a way for a road, or bridge to support itself financially. Its going to take the bridge to collapse, lives lost, and a main commuter route to be closed to get some politicians to wake up. Then, there will be a new bridge built with money that is not there.
Ok... Seriously, seeing this 4yrs late, and nothing's been done??! This is THE Golden Gate Bridge, probably the 2nd most iconic landmark in the country, after the Statue of Liberty!!! 💔🤦😡
painter: "theresa alot of corrosion up there"Reporter: "you mean RUST"painter: "yeah..rust.."
That part was playing as I was reading this lol.
“Spent on other projects” = “Lined the politicians pockets”
@Alfie yes it is NORTH KOREA
Paying to clean the human crap off there streets and drugs for the homeless
Golden Gate Bridge Authority is independent from the other state owned bridges in the area. Monies are always being diverted because they lack state oversight.
just like $48000 tents for the homeless?
@Wesley Payne politicians pockets**
"What happened to that money?" The manager makes 452k to manage a BRIDGE, couldn't imagine where that money went!
imagine just driving to see some family, then while you’re on this bridge the whole thing just falls and you experience a moment of free fall as you fly upward and slam your back against the top of your car and see all the pieces of the bridge and other cars falling into the water and then your car slams against the water and you see it all thrust upward around you as the windows crack, followed by it plunging into darkness as water fills up your car and you slowly lose consciousness and drown
U have good imagination
always the optimist, I see! Haha.
I'm not catching a ride with you!!!!
"corrosion" "you mean rust""yeah"dumbest newscaster ever
@Adrian F isn’t that what I just said?
@Guidomonto if you asked a random person off the street what corrosion or oxidisation was, i bet they couldnt tell you. rust is the street term, therefore has been used to get people to understand it
It’s the same thing, “rust” is just a street name for it
@Adrian F thank you. At least some people think of others not THEMSELVES.
@Adrian F fair point
Simple - why spend hundreds of millions to keep the bridge in tip top condition when you can spend a few tens of millions doing the absolute minimal? Makes sense in an insane world
“There’s a lot of corrosion up there,”“You mean rust?” No I mean oxidation!!
@Markarth City Guard you must be from Israel
Since 1937? Its amazing how money in engineer is undoubtly better for humanity than destruction on wars.
@shadowXXe No, semites, but Israel really has nothing to do with it
FIRST RULE OF GOVERNMENT SPENDING --- PISS THE MONEY AWAY ON OTHER STUFF AND THEN CHARGE MORE TO CROSS THE BRIDGE !
Hopefully this project is going on and by the looks of this video it can use an over haul and add some local union ironworker crews to maintain it consistently.
The entire GG Bridge was publicly funded from day one from the sale of bonds to local residents. The stipulation being that every dime of tolls collected would be used to pay off the bonds and for routine maintenance. How the State/CalTrans wormed their in is pathetic, as they ran off with the funds to pay for people and projects that would get them votes.
“It got used in other places” that’s the best bet fell into some people pockets too, and helped other pay off what they didn’t.
Well, what happened to the money? "The money got used in other places." You mean it lined some rich politicians pocket?
My dad, at the age of 18, walked across the Golden Gate Bridge on opening day. I love that bridge. Hope it stays up forever but with the lack of maintenance like we've seen, it doesn't look promising.
I visited the bridge in early May 2022 and what shocked me was the condition of not the bridge itself but all the chain links on marine drive. so rusted away imagine the bridge will be the same in parts.
I walked across the Golden Gate Bridge and back in 2012 and whilst there was some signs of rust, it did not look too bad. I hope there was no unseen corrosion.
Puts money aside to fix bridge, uses money for something else?? Makes no sense..
This happens all the time in California. Voters can approve money to be spent on one thing, but it’s wasted on something else. Then the politicians come for more money because the original need still exist.
We are governed by absolute FOOLS.
Sounds like a thief 🤣to me
@boR Tuck frump ! he is irrelevant!
translation: maybe it means money were diverted into consultant pockets.
They say the cables are in good shape. The fact is they don't really know for sure.
Why paint an old bridge when you can spend the money (and billions more) on a bullet train to nowhere?
When the bridge actually collapse, many will die, hundreds will suffer, and they just point finger at each other on whose fault it is.
You know we've run out of things on earth when we start age shaming bridges
The government likes to spend all our money on everything but us 😂😢
Just the GOP it seems
@El_Guay8008 safe from what clown
StreetPreacher717 this is local tax and revenue dumbass.
@El_Guay8008 The military doesn't need over 700 BILLION dollars annually when we aren't even in a major war... we spend more money on our military than the next 10 countries combined... combined those countries make up just over 45% of the world population... the US makes up just over 4% of the world population... we have no reason to be spending more money "protecting" 4% of the population, than the next 45% does combined
@LibertyMinded $18 is cheap for ice cream here in California
Corruption is bad when they don’t do maintenance on bridges 🌉 and roads
How does this guy know the 27,000 cable strands inside the covers (which themselves are corroded quite a bit) at all? No inspections at all!
When its past the point of maintenance, they will ask for emergency funding.
And raise your taxes
@Rolando No, some greedy fool will line their pockets and watch the bridge fall apart
Vía another tax and it probably won’t be used for maintenance at all.
Yes, so sad. And this happens all the time
This better last for a long time, this is my favourite land mark, and I want to visit it before it collapse.
They can never replace the main cables. If they rust. The bridge is doomed.
@The Richest Man In Babylon That's a huge problem, they built these bridges and never provisioned on HOW to replace corroded elements and cables in the future, they figured it would be someone elses' problem.
sure they can. these liberals will spent trillions building another bridge right next to the current one & call it Golden Non Gender Bridge...
@kansasthunderman1 the management group should be fired,charged,jailed, for miss management,incompetence
kansasthunderman1 The worst part is, if it does deteriorate and they tear it down, they would probably put a disgusting modern art bridge in it’s place
dennis n when the bridge falls and salt air will decay it. the water is going to be as a tsunami alongbthe shores.
Used in other places, seems to be the excuse of every CA road infrastructure budget.
3 years later, have they painted it yet? The Oroville dam spillway was perfectly safe, right up to the day it crumbled.
Corruption is always at the root cause of these sort of infrastructure decay. City officials are 'influenced' with goods or money.
Still not painted for everyone who wants to know👌
@Dat Man A disaster that will happen without me being on the bridge. I won't cross it again.
But they say “we’re working on it” 😂😂
Because they don't give a shit about us, only when it effects themselve
@massin akmin Do you realize how in debt the Unites States is? Do you realize how much is 1 trillion? It is 1 Million times more than 1 million, that is a 1 with 18 zeros. Because that is so much we can never pay it back. The country just does not make that much to pay it off with all of their spending. China will own the United States shortly. This county has failed because the leaders are failing the country.
@Bobs Billets So the infrastructure money from mister joe biden is not bad right 6 trillion..?
1 of THE most expensive states to live in America, and your telling me even the golden gate bridge cant receive financial assistance...
Defund the police
@RevMarket yet they have issue and problem solving homeless, proverty, bridge etc... Singapore look more modern and clean then california Bruh!!
The money from tax payers cant just go into a specific thing and after the usa spendings there is not enough money to give and if you live in a specific area and you pay taxes i doesn’t mean your area will be upgraded
@Duchess of Lemon which has a proper name: liberals (a.k.a. democrats, socialists, left, commies) 🤢🤮👎
What I’m hearing is “bridge repairs budget going to work that actually has to be done vs. what looks the best”
You know eventually you’re going to keep shaving off metal and steel and it’s not gonna be able to hold the structure anymore you need to re-outfitted the bridge it’s rusting you keep scraping off the rust which means war metal is pulled off and eventually the viscosity of the metal and the mass of the metal that it was designed to hold candles longer hold it because it is in fact being shaved off so this is gonna be like that moth man prophecies thing where that bridge broke At point Pleasant it’s exact same thing
If you check the individual steel strands 'inside' those cables, you will find an extreme amount of corrosion has occurred inside them. When the government finally checks those cables, they will quickly realize that the bridge is close to collapse.
Why does it seem like we pay so much for everything in California and still things are left to go badly.
When you have a city that is more concerned with banning soda straws......
The city of San Francisco does not own or maintain the bridge.
@it'sMe TheHerpes yeah you don't care because conservatives don't give a shit about anything but themselves. That's why our planet is fucked up, you selfish ignorant fool.
@Andrea Presutti straws account for only .02% of all plastic in the ocean. Try again.
The City doesn't have anything to to with the Golden Gate Bridge you idiot
@SCGIS All the conservatives are eagerly nodding their heads. Yes, let's pollute until we drop dead! Money, money, money.
We tried to find out whether the cable was ever painted. EvenFive below says it never was. We couldn't find a single article dated after 2016 that covered the issue. Maybe KPIX could do a follow up story?
Thank you Gavin Newsome for not caring at all :) And raising our taxes !
I noticed that when I was little back in the mid 90's. My dad pointed out the fading paint job to my brother and me.
$10 to cross the bridge cuz they need to paint the cable even though we paid for the bridge a hundred times over already. The bridges were supposed to be free after they got enough money for them but instead they just raise the prices and continue to make more money and endanger Our Lives to cross their dangerous Bridges I'm talking about the whole Bay Area
Money was “Used other places” WHERE???
Yeah, that was a pretty weak answer. Even if the money was spent on other areas of need, why were the other areas deemed more important than a recommendation from 1969? The toll on this bridge is $1.40 more than they charge for any other bridge that crosses the bay and currently stands at $8.40 IF you have a toll tag and $8.80 if you don’t. That’s a lot of money for a bridge that is behind in maintenance because I suppose now they will raise the toll to $10 to fund the cable painting.
In there pockets
@Gusthesaltybus It rusts, too.
of course the reporter never asked that question. fucking useless reporters, useless news channel. useless bridge board and director. hang them high.
Seeing how corroded some places on the structure are I’d be very concerned.
I doubt it will be replaced like for like when it’s time to drop it they will say oh we cannot afford it 👍
1:37. Let’s tackle the first issue here. Can anyone explain to me why this guy is being paid a HALF MILLION DOLLARS a year???????
The facing of the south tower has looked like shit for years. It's nearly rusted entirely out on the south-facing side. It's pathetic that no one seems interested in fixing it. People come from all over the world to see this bridge and now they get here and see the SF-side tower looking like it's facade is rusting off.
The forth rail bridge here in Scotland has been painted continuously since it opened way way over 100 years ago. Same colour too.
I use to cross it in a company box truck just for fun at times. One heck of a view from way up on the seat.
Do I trust someone that says the wires on the cable are okay? They have never been maintained since 1932? There's a lot of rust in there guys travel on that bridge at your own peril and good luck.
Sheer neglect. Halifax, Nova Scotia has two suspension bridges over the harbor. Not as grand as the Golden Gate, but pretty big. The bridges are in a constant state of maintenance, and the older one, built in the 50s, recently had a major refurbishment and upgrade. All paid for by fairly modest tolls. I think it was CAD$1.25 for a car the last time I was there.
I was a painter for 10 years. There is no such thing as "purely cosmetic".
offices talk. ill bet he has never even walk across the bridge.
L3z3rd • 29 years ago hey penguins are cool
Kyle Sanderson Kk
Dafty I like how you have a penguin picture and call this dude 'kid'
you only know about that on your 11th year, quit actin' so smug, kid.
Bridges are a complete scam. When built the bridge was supposed to be free to travel across once the bridge was paid off. That is how the agreement was written. SO the bridge commission decided that if they continually refinanced the loan and never paid it off they could continue collecting tolls indefinitely. It's like their own personal piggy bank. What a joke.
An 'honest' scientifically detailed inspections of all bridge components is necessary, the alternative is waiting for major component failure-s or total collapse of the bridge - with strong emphasis placed on the steel & cement tower foundations (a) significant undertaking to say the least.
This sort of thing makes me so mad. Just fix it! It’s one of the richest cities and states in the world. No excuses.
It's still standing in the year 3188 according to Star Trek Discovery... it'll be fine.
“It was used in other places”... basically it’s in his bank account
The morons at the bridge district use a substantial amount of the $143,000,000 collected in bridge tolls each year to subsidize the financial disaster known as the Golden Gate Ferry.
William Watkins I would talk to him nicely if he wasn’t fucking ignorant.A simple google search of“California Officials are corrupt”and a lot of evidence is laying in front you.
xGodspeedz who pissed in your cereal? The guy asked a real question no need to be rude.
Not his bank account. Half went to the state assembly and the governor, the other half was paid to contractors for the high speed rail project. They pinky swear that they're going to get the high speed rail project done soon! ;)
The bridge has a board of directors and employees with an office to go to each day but the same problems exist for decades?!?!?
Somebody tell Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and the democrats that THIS is infrastructure.
I have to cross this bridge every morning to get to church and I have no fears of it falling apart
The Forth Bridge in Scotland has been continuously painted ever since its construction in order to stop corrosion.
They were given $10 million dollars to paint it and it didn’t happen and he just shrugged it off like we’ll it got spent on other stuff. This is a perfect example of why this county is falling apart
Back in the day they painted this entire bridge and when they got to the other end they started over and it never stopped...WTF happened?
Why did this report not discuss the COMPLETE REPLACEMENT OF BOTH cables which was done decades ago? Afterwards, they sold pieces to the general public. I have always regretted not buying one of them at that time.Such HUGE, IMPORTANT and SIGNIFICIENT improvements to the Bridge, should have been front-and-center on this news story.
Don't worry everyone, its still standing as of 3069 in Star Trek so they must of slapped a coat of rust primer on before then.
Gonna be honest, I remember watching a video documentary that's probably close to 10 years old that mentioned the infrastructure of the bridge was not in the best shape. People who drove across the bridge, often daily, felt like the bridge was about to collapse. I think this just adds to it that the bridge for how old it is needs some tender love and care, more then it's currently getting. If the bridge wasn't the main mode of transportation to get across, I think the city of San Fran would be in a much worse state. Nothing like boating across~
Corruption at its best. Just got back from there a few weeks ago and the underside isn't any better.
The real question is it is 2021 have they actually been working to fix the problem or are they still pointing fingers
The way bridges get painted is once it’s finished being painted your supposed to start all over at the beginning blasting it with steel shot priming it and finishing it. So many mills of paint need to be applied. For all the paint that’s put on it all has to be removed once you start all over again. Bridges can’t withstand the weight of 100 coats of paint. The San Fran bridge in the fog and mist all the time. If it hasn’t been maintained you can bet it will come down some day.... just like anything else, ignore it and it will go away.
People are going to die when the bridge collapses and no one will be held accountable. Minimum they're increasing the price tag the longer they put it off. They obviously misrepresent the truth about the condition of the bridge. I'm sure in 2021 they haven't done a damn thing about the bridge. The corruption and mismanagement of money in government is sickening!
It’s been 4 years.... have they fixed it yet???? 😳
Did anyone notice how when he answered the question about where the money went, he shifted his eyes away from the interviewer, sure sign he just lied.
This bridge has been continuously painted from the day of completion. I believed the painting of the main cable is primarily a cosmetic issue. My grandfather wrote a technical book explaining the “as built” as he watched it completed. My grandfather, E. Cromwell Mencsh (~1890-1963) was an engineer for the city. In the thirties. His books are listed on Amazon. It would be nice if the budget for the maintenance of the bridge were overflowing. It is not. My mother alive (1924- the present) 97yo me meber the original budget for the construction was 48 million. For all you chicken littles out there the wire splices were made with lead. I have a splice from the wire-flyers work
Your grandfather watched it.....and therefore you have a belief about the main cable.....we should go with that....
The bridge has been mismanaged for decades if this nonesense has been going on
And why is the toll to crossSo frigging high?? We were always told it’s for maintenance, guess not.
@SpicySnowman88 thats cause its in richmond
@gabriel Sturdevant My neighborhood is right next to Jamestown but I don't remember ever paying to cross a bridge
@SpicySnowman88 ever been on powhite parkwayThe one with the bridge on the james
@gabriel Sturdevant I've lived in VA for 15 years and I've never been across a bridge that you have to pay for
@El Piton Pre YOU need to do some research: Gavin newsom publicly proclaimed, don't worry about your immigration status, we will get you on Medicaid in California .
Everyone: seriousMe: What the heck is wrong with the subtitles
Pause @3:54. That's all I need to see. That's not surface rust, that's active corrosion.
These news people don’t know how rust works, they really had to ask how the steel rusts
Engineers today are lazy. Imagine being the worker who put that together in 1920 with 1/10th amount of skills and tools engineers have today.
It’s not showing it’s age it showing it’s negligence. The entire district thatoverseas this is disastrously inept. Their daily income and the amount of money they’ve gone into debt is a criminal enterprise which is reflected by the condition of the bridge. I say since the bridge is held in collateral for the bonds turn it over to the bondholders whoever they may be. They can’t do a worse job.
When i first found out that the golden gate bridge was red and not gold, i lost all respect and could care less for that deceiving bridge.
That makes me so mad. It’s sucha beautiful bridge . Their gona wait until it’s too late .
The alternative option is to build either another bridge or tunnel under the bay. This should reduce the traffic and stress on Goldie. Serious maintenance still needs to be implemented.
How dare they not do everything they can to make sure that bridge is maintained in a major Earthquake area. Unbelievable
Its a cable casing with about an inch of plastic coating before the cable is even exposed to any elements
*A chemical reaction occurring on the steel causing it to be physically eaten away* “oh, it’s only cosmetic :)”
There is a general manager for the bridge but no repair crew?😂 boy oh boy California
Here in Australia our Sydney harbour bridge is constantly repainted and has an electrical charge run through it to prevent rust or is that 2 simple for California ,the painting starts from one side at the pylons it takes about three years then they start from the other pylon and repaint in a continuous process and have been doing the above for decades.
Smaller and easier than golden Gate.
I live in MN. I can't believe this iconic bridge continued to be neglected 9 years after our I-35W bridge collapsed into the Mississippi River! It seemed like a lesson would've been learned after 8/01/07...