1. The Golden Gate Bridge is the #1 suicide site in the world.
  2. When the Golden Gate Bridge opened on May 27, 1937, the celebration lasted a week.
  3. The Golden Gate Bridge project cost more than US$35 million, completing ahead of schedule and under budget.
  4. The Golden Gate uses the largest bridge cables ever made, long enough to encircle the world more than 3 times at the equator.
  5. There's a nude beach under the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
  6. Every 2 weeks, on average, someone jumps off the Golden Gate Bridge.
  7. 2% of people who jump off the Golden Gate Bridge survive the fall. One man even jumped off for "fun".
  8. The official color
  9. of the Golden Gate Bridge
  10. is called
  11. International Orange.
  12. A San Francisco Highway Patrol Officer, called Kevin Briggs, has talked approximately 200 people out of suicide on the Golden Gate Bridge since 1994.
  13. The founder of Victoria's Secret, Roy Raymond, committed suicide by leaping off the Golden Gate Bridge in 1993.
  14. The youngest recorded suicide at the Golden Gate Bridge was a 5-year-old girl called Marilyn Demont.
  15. During the 70s, a suicide jumper from the Golden Gate Bridge left a note that read "I'm going to walk to the bridge. If one person smiles at me on the way, I will not jump."
  16. The cost to construct a new Golden Gate Bridge today would be approximately US$1.2 billion.
  17. Before the Golden Gate Bridge was built, the only practical short route between San Francisco and what is now Marin County was by boat.
  18. The Golden Gate Bridge has approximately 1,200,000 rivets.
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