Log in

No account? Create an account
01 June 2009 @ 08:53 pm
Say you wanted to climb to the top of the Golden Gate Bridge (with official approval of the endeavor). Who would you approach to try to make that happen? Or, other big suspension bridges that might be good candidates for such an outing?
Blue Gargantuabluegargantua on June 2nd, 2009 01:12 am (UTC)

I'd suggest not trying the Bunker Hill Bridge. Even with permission, Boston just can't take weird things happening without arresting everyone.

No idea...Director of Transportation?

Oh, you might see if there's some department that handles requests from movie companies and the like. Whoever you'd talk to if you wanted to film somewhere.

In San Francisco that's the San Francisco Film Commission.

Stable Strangelet: ghost-patrolcuthalion on June 2nd, 2009 01:27 am (UTC)
Though we never actually followed through with it (for a number of reasons, one of which was fog), we did get permissions to project stuff onto Coit Tower with lasers, during our puzzle game last November. We talked to the SF Planning Department, who handle permits for a whole buttload of things. We definitely benefited from having a good story - they had heard of these puzzle hunt games. Everyone we explained what we were doing to got excited about helping.

I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't have jurisdiction of either of San Francisco's suspension bridges, but even then they almost certainly would be able to point you in the right direction for further queries. That might just wind up taking you here, for all I know.

I also would expect "them" to be pretty against the idea unless you have a pretty damn good angle, and a good way to convince them you know what you're doing. The safety / liability concerns seem legitimate - it gets pretty windy through the Golden Gate. I also expect they're extremely wary of anything that might remind people of the high suicide rate associated with the GG Bridge. You may have a more luck with a different bridge.
it's a vain pursuit but it helps me to sleeprezendi on June 2nd, 2009 01:31 am (UTC)
The Sydney Harbour Bridge runs climbing tours daily.
jojotbird: good timesjojotbird on June 2nd, 2009 03:17 pm (UTC)
Awesome :)
Co-conspirator of Squeemuffyjo on June 2nd, 2009 01:43 am (UTC)
There is actually a bridge climb of the Sydney Harbor Bridge (they hook you in and you climb loads and loads of stairs). It's really breathtaking if you catch it at sunset. Ah, and here's one in Brisbane

Apparently Auckland has something similar.

Yet more good reasons to visit Down Under.

With some research I've found reference to The Purple People Bridge in Newport, KY. Although I think it is closed. I'm not clear on that.

Co-conspirator of Squeemuffyjo on June 2nd, 2009 03:26 am (UTC)
Oh, and the Brooklyn Bridge would be the other answer. I've always loved it and its story.
porpurina: firewhipbloodstones on June 2nd, 2009 01:59 pm (UTC)
I totally would have climbed the bridge in Brisbane when I was there if I had known about it. That's awesome.
Mouseketeer Stigmatatrom on June 2nd, 2009 01:48 am (UTC)
There's a bridge climb in the big suspension bridge in Cincinnati.
Lizrazil on June 2nd, 2009 02:00 am (UTC)
It's not quite a suspension bridge, but come to Maine!

BOB!!: Cruiser'scruiser on June 4th, 2009 03:05 pm (UTC)
It's a suspension bridge, but it's probably not in the league of what she'd call big.
wriszwrisz on June 2nd, 2009 03:11 am (UTC)
It is better to ask forgivness than permision.
BOB!!: Cruiser'scruiser on June 4th, 2009 03:03 pm (UTC)
Except that if you ask permission and they say yes, there's about zero chance of going to jail. It's much higher the other way.
the man who sailed around his soultcb on June 2nd, 2009 04:43 am (UTC)
You can do that on the Sydney Harbour Bridge, not sure about the Golden Gate. Though if you find out, I want to join you :)
whynotkaywhynotkay on June 2nd, 2009 05:47 am (UTC)
My ex's Mom got to go up the Golden Gate bridge. Her job was working for the government on how paint aged on outdoor projects, so she was up there to inspect the paint. And... she's scared of heights and hated it. What a waste!