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Posted on 03/28/2010


Photo taken on March 28, 2010


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Trippin to Frisco pt.2 "Half Way to Hell Club."

Trippin to Frisco pt.2  "Half Way to Hell Club."
Scan from my book Golden Gate. Circa 1935.
One of the most interesting Golden Gate Bridge facts is that only eleven workers died during construction, a new safety record for the time. In the 1930s, bridge builders expected 1 fatality per $1 million in construction costs, and builders expected 35 people to die while building the Golden Gate Bridge. One of the bridge's safety innovations was a net suspended under the floor. This net saved the lives of 19 men during construction, and they are often called the members of the "Half Way to Hell Club."
gocalifornia.about.com/cs/sanfrancisco/a/ggbridge_3.htm

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