Tuesday, May 29, 2012
GOLDEN GATE - Tens of thousands of participants attended the Golden Gate Festival on Sunday marking the historic 75th Anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge. Construction began in 1933 resulting in 11 deaths. It was erected with the assistance of Native American ironworkers known as Skywalkers, due to their fearless approach to heights. On a grisly side note, it has also been given the nickname ‘Suicide Bridge’. That supposedly boasts the highest numbers of bridge suicides in the world, a figure which is almost impossible to quantify. A movie titled ‘The Bridge’ depicts this grim reality when it secretly captured fatal leaps from a height of 245 feet to the frigid waters of the Pacific.