12. Old bunkers are used for offices and storage
The San Francisco Bay used to be one of our most vital ports, and the crazy bunkers, secret tunnels, and batteries that are dotted along the hills that surround the Golden Gate prove that the military took its protection very seriously. Still, what’s one to do with historic bunkers when they’re no longer in use? Turn them into office space and storage, of course.
13. The lanes on the bridge are moved six times a day
And though that fact won’t change, as of mid-January 2015, there will be a median barrier on the bridge that will make life a lot easier and safer for the guys who are in charge of moving the lanes. But plan now, because the bridge will be closed on January 10th and 11th for installation.
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Daisy Barringer is Thrillist's SF Editor and she was one of the 300,000 people stuck for hours in human gridlock on the day the Golden Gate Bridge carried its biggest-ever load: May 24,1987, when it closed to car traffic and allowed humans to cross en masse. Follow her on Twitter @daisy to tell her how glad you are she survived.