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    New Toll Structure Coming to the Golden Gate Bridge

    A new toll collection structure is coming to the Golden Gate Bridge with new technology that will be south of the current toll booth. With great effort, designers worked to incorporate the latest gadgets while keeping the structure’s iconic look. Christie Smith reports.

    (Published Friday, April 27, 2018)

    A new look is coming to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge.

    A new toll collection structure with new technology that will be south of the current toll booth. With great effort, designers worked to incorporate the latest gadgets while keeping the structure’s iconic look.

    “There is new tolling technology so here at the Golden Gate Bridge, we’re working to keep up with that technology,” said bridge spokesperson Priya Clemens. “Unfortunately the equipment itself doesn’t fit into the told toll booths.”

    The Bridge Light Design will be similar in style to the curved lights by the Golden Gate, but will stretch across southbound lanes, with updated toll collection equipment like FastTrack readers and cameras.

    “We heard very clearly that both the architects and the directors thought that it should be international orange not just a steel gray,” Clemens said. “They wanted it to be as light as possible to not detract from the bridge.”

    Construction is expected to start next year with the toll gantry operating by 2020.

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