A man standing on the first cables during the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge, with the Presidio and San Francisco in the background (1935).
Only brave men worked on the construction of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, because in the 1930s, there was an unwritten rule about high-steel bridge construction projects like the one in the photo. For every 1 million dollars spent on construction, the engineers should expect at least one fatality among the workers.
However, the $35 million Gold Gate Bridge had a safety record with only 11 deaths. Unfortunately, the bridge took other lives, because more than 1,500 people have thrown themselves off the bridge, making it the top suicide bridge in the world.