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The Bohemian Marks Bridge Closure With ‘Grace’

Grace Under Fire:
Documentary profiles woman’s near fatal crash on the Golden Gate

By Jessie Janssen

For the North Bay, there is but one easy way to access San Francisco. The Golden Gate Bridge has long been a source of intrigue, excitement and admiration. But what about the darker side of the bridge, the dangers of crossing with no median barriers for those many cars that commute everyday?

From Jan. 10–12, the bridge will shut down to allow the construction of a movable median that will make the bridge a little safer for those who travel across it. This change is just a few yeas too late for Dr. Grace Dammann.

Dammann’s story of a near-fatal head-on collision on the bridge in 2008 is the focus of the 2014 award-winning documentary States of Grace, which shows how her life changed over the years due to this one moment, and how it could have been prevented.

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