Golden Gate Bridge was completed in 1936.
Its main span was constructed in 1957.
But it wasn’t until 2009 that the Golden Gate City Council approved a $1.9 billion bridge over the bay that runs along the Golden Lagoon in San Francisco.
A city commission approved a bridge for the Golden Bay Bridge, which would be the world’s longest and would cost $10 billion.
In January of 2020, the Golden City Council voted unanimously to build the bridge on land adjacent to the Golden Canyon State Park in Marin County.
But the Golden Gates project has taken a back seat to the Bay Bridge’s $3 billion completion.
The Golden Gate bridge was originally planned to open in 2021.
But in April, the Bay Area Transportation Commission said the project was moving forward with an early start.
Officials said the bridge will open as early as 2019, and that it could be open by 2019.
And now, the San Francisco Bay Bridge project is taking a backseat to the other Bay Bridge projects, including the Golden Gateway.
The Bay Bridge was built to span the San Andreas Fault and the Golden Ganges.
The bridge spans over the Bay, from Marin County, to Oakland and into Northern California.
The span was designed to withstand major earthquakes, including one that struck San Francisco in 1989.
But more than a decade later, that threat is gone.
In September, the state of California declared a disaster and ordered the Bay-Delta Bridge, a $2.2 billion span over the San Joaquin River in Marin, to be closed until the end of 2018.
The Federal Highway Administration, which oversees the Bay and Delta bridges, is expected to decide this week whether to reopen the Golden and Golden Gate Bridges, which are both under the control of the San Mateo County Transportation Authority.
And that means the Golden Bridge project has gone back to being in limbo.
In addition to the state’s declaration of a disaster, there are other factors at play.
In October, the federal government stopped accepting applications for projects funded through a $5 billion program called Bay Area Rebuilding and Reinvestment Authority.
That program allows California to take on projects with no federal funds.
In May, the Department of Transportation began suspending applications for the Bay Bay Bridge and Golden Goggles.
Those two projects will remain closed until June, when the Bay Board of Supervisors will decide whether to re-open them.
But at least one San Francisco developer is looking to get on board.
San Francisco’s Greg Johnson, the chairman of the GoldenGoggles Group, told The Times that he wants to open the Golden Portal in 2021 and the Bay Portal in 2024.
That would be a milestone to get Bay Bridge workers back on the job, he said.
But so far, Johnson said he hasn’t heard from the Bay Bridges team about any bids for the bridge.
“I’m just waiting,” he said, “and hoping that they can come up with a solution.”