It is a local conundrum that is stumping people all over the Peninsula. Why was the in Menlo Park really installed?
"A bit of history of the bridge tells us that this was originally privately funded to get wait staff from East to West Menlo Park," said Flood Triangle Resident Cathy Tokic in a letter to City Council in March 2009.
"This funding was from Atherton private residents. This was not a city, state or Caltrans supported project and should remain that way," she said.
Tokic declined to elaborate on this point, and Google wasn't much help. So, I talked to people who usually know about , librarians at the Menlo Park, Atherton, and San Mateo Public Libraries.
CalTrans representatives were equally unceratain about whether this caste-creating comment was true.