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Building The Golden Gate

The Golden Gate Bridge was built between the years of 1933 and 1937 and is considered one of the modern Wonders of the World by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Before its construction, there was a ferry service that began as early as 1820. Within a hundred years, the “Golden Gate Ferry Company” had become the largest in the world. Costing more than $35 million, it has become one of the most recognizable symbols of a city in the world. According to Wikipedia, “more people die by suicide at the Golden Gate Bridge than at any other site in the world,” with jumpers hitting the water at 75 miles per hour after a 4 second drop.

Building the Golden Gate Bridge

This picture was taken from my new favorite photo blog, the Retronaut. Originally this post was going to be about how amazing a destination it is, but perhaps you should just go there now and discover for yourself!

See all the Golden Gate photos at Retronaut

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