Monday, October 6, 2008
Two Bikes-Ten Bucks
Riding over the Golden Gate Bridge is quite an experience, an expensive experience. Toll is 6 bucks if you don't have one of these little electronic cards called a FastTrack and 5 bucks if you do.
Back when the bridge was built, the State promised that when the bridge was paid for the tolls would vanish. That's probably where we got the saying, "if you believe that, I've got a bridge to sell you."
A little checking shows that about 125,000 cars travel over the bridge each day. At six bucks a vehicle that's $750,000.oo a day. I know, orange primer is expensive, about $32 per gallon for rust proof orange primer. But 750k would buy about 23,000 gallons per day. That's 8 1/2 million gallons of paint a year or $270,000,000.oo.
I Would Buy It.