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Half Moon Bay State Beach bridge closes, will be replaced

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Popular bridge at Half Moon Bay State Beach closes, will be replaced

A popular pedestrian bridge at Half Moon Bay State Beach along the Half Moon Bay Coastal Trail is closed today and will remain closed for at least a year in order for a replacement bridge to be built, according to San Mateo County officials.

The current bridge that attracts pedestrians, dog walkers and cyclists is structurally unstable, the county said.

The bridge “is literally on the edge of California and the constant wear and tear from the harsh marine environment forces us to replace it,” Jim Porter, director of the County of San Mateo Department of Public Works, said in a statement.

The original concrete-arch bridge links two sections of Mirada Road over Arroyo de en Medio, a seasonal creek that originates on the western slope of Montara Mountain, according to the county. Built before World War II, it was topped with the existing steel span in 2003.

“The replacement bridge project includes removing the decaying concrete archway and the existing pedestrian bridge, strengthening the banks below the bridge and installing a new bridge,” the county said, adding that the new bridge will be made from aluminum to withstand the harsh marine environment.

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Dr. Fauci to join Stanford Medicine virtual fireside chat

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Dr. Fauci to join Stanford Medicine virtual fireside chat

White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci is set to participate in a virtual fireside chat with Dr. Lloyd Minor, dean of Stanford University’s Stanford School of Medicine, during which Dr. Fauci will answer pre-submitted questions from the public.

This event will take place on Monday, July 13 from 10:30- 11 a.m.  To watch, click here, and to submit your questions, click here.

During the virtual discussion, Dr. Fauci will discuss the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the path needed to overcome it.

As director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) since 1984, Dr. Fauci has led efforts to research, prevent, diagnose and treat established infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, respiratory infections, malaria and Ebola. He’s become a household name while advising the nation during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Fauci has advised six U.S. presidents on domestic and global health issues and was one of the principal architects of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a program credited with saving millions of lives throughout the developing world, according to the NIAID.

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