1. The Golden Gate Bridge is the #1 suicide site in the world.
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  2. When the Golden Gate Bridge opened on May 27, 1937, the celebration lasted a week.
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  3. The Golden Gate Bridge project cost more than US$35 million, completing ahead of schedule and under budget.
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  4. The Golden Gate uses the largest bridge cables ever made, long enough to encircle the world more than 3 times at the equator.
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  5. There's a nude beach under the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
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  6. Every 2 weeks, on average, someone jumps off the Golden Gate Bridge.
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  7. 2% of people who jump off the Golden Gate Bridge survive the fall. One man even jumped off for "fun".
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  8. The official color
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    International Orange.
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  9. A San Francisco Highway Patrol Officer, called Kevin Briggs, has talked approximately 200 people out of suicide on the Golden Gate Bridge since 1994.
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  10. The founder of Victoria's Secret, Roy Raymond, committed suicide by leaping off the Golden Gate Bridge in 1993.
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  11. The youngest recorded suicide at the Golden Gate Bridge was a 5-year-old girl called Marilyn Demont.
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  12. 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."
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  13. The cost to construct a new Golden Gate Bridge today would be approximately US$1.2 billion.
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  14. Before the Golden Gate Bridge was built, the only practical short route between San Francisco and what is now Marin County was by boat.
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  15. The Golden Gate Bridge has approximately 1,200,000 rivets.
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  16. The U.S. military wanted the Golden Gate Bridge to be painted in stripes.
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