measures were eased Aug. 12 on the Golden Gate Bridge, after a
weekend "super-heightened" alert, which allegedly stemmed
from a terrorist threat to crash a plane into the span, AP reported.
was downgraded to the "heightened" state of alert, in
effect since the Sept. 11 attacks, said Mary Currie, spokeswoman
for the Golden Gate Bridge Highway & Transportation District.
During the weekend, National Guardsmen patrolled below the bridge
and federal officials watched the skies.
Monday morning's commute appeared normal. The bridge was placed
on a "super-heightened" state of alert Friday through
Sunday after information was shared through an interagency coalition
Friday, Currie said.