On April 2nd, I blogged about the cranes going under the Bay Bridge. The coverage of the cranes going under the Golden Gate Bridge is a bit more exciting. This is because the Port Authority didn't close the Golden Gate as the cranes were going under it.
May 1st, 2002 - The second of three shipments of massive cranes, at a maximum height of 227.7 feet above waterline, bound for the Port of Oakland from China, passes under the Golden Gate Bridge with an estimated clearance of about 12 feet.
Here are a couple of quotes from the radio broadcast:
"Traffic is very very slow now from the top of the Waldo Grade all the way down the hill..." - Michael Lynn, Jet Copter 810.
"The lead ferry is passing underneath the Golden Gate Bridge right now, I know it's very strange, I can see the traffic slowing down because I am sure, I cannot see the cranes right now, but the people in the cars can see it and it looks very close...." - Mary Ellen Geist
"Looks like people are standing on top of the second crane, as the second crane is about to go under. Looks like if they take a leap, the could jump up and touch the bottom of the Golden Gate." - Michael Lynn,.
Let's step back in time and listen to the KGO Golden Gate coverage on May 1st, 2002: