Monday, March 25, 2013

Tom Lantos Memorial tunnels opening ceremony

Half Moon Bay Review/Sara Hayden, 3/25/13, "Ribbon cut on Tom Lantos Tunnels."

Tunnel opening ceremony
Sen. Jerry Hill speaking to guests at today's ceremony
"Against the drum roll of the Half Moon Bay High School and Terra Nova High School bands, the ceremonial ribbon of the Tom Lantos Tunnels at Devil's Slide has been cut.

The project has been years in the making. State and local dignitaries commemorated the event by sharing memories and paying their respects to the countless people who made the tunnel possible.

The tunnels, the first to be built in California in 50 years, cost more than $430 million, but will provide a safe, reliable and environmentally sound passage to travelers between Pacifica and Montara. They will open to the public Tuesday morning."

Note:  The photograph is from the article above. The opening ceremony occurred early afternoon today, Monday, 3/25/13. 

Related - San Mateo County Times/Aaron Kinney, 3/25/13. "The event included remarks by Reps. Jackie Speier and Anna Eshoo, who first entered the debate over Devil's Slide while serving together on the county Board of Supervisors in the 1980s, and Annette Lantos, wife of the late congressman for whom the twin 4,200-foot tunnels are named. Afterward a parade of cars, some from the early 1900s, made their way through the tunnels for the first time."  The article includes an embedded video of the car parade, 54 seconds.

Posted by Kathy Meeh


Anonymous said...


What happened to the messages on the left part of the page?

Steve Sinai said...

I'm seeing them. Are people still having problems?

Tom Clifford said...

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Steve Sinai said...

Ah, thanks, Tom. It looks like it's broken for Internet Explorer and Chrome. (I use Firefox, so I wasn't seeing a problem.)

Let's give it a few hours, and hopefully the Blogger people will fix it. If not, I'll futz around with it tomorrow.

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It doesn't work in Firefox either. You just see it because you're an admin.

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