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Golden Gate Bridge facts

The Golden Gate Bridge is the #1 suicide site in the world.

The official color of the Golden Gate Bridge is called International Orange.

Every 2 weeks, on average, someone jumps off the Golden Gate Bridge.

There’s a nude beach under the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

The Golden Gate uses the largest bridge cables ever made, long enough to encircle the world more than 3 times at the equator.

2% of people who jump off the Golden Gate Bridge survive the fall. One man even jumped off for “fun”.

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.”

A San Francisco Highway Patrol Officer, called Kevin Briggs, has talked approximately 200 people out of suicide on the Golden Gate Bridge since 1994.

The cost to construct a new Golden Gate Bridge today would be approximately US$1.2 billion.

The founder of Victoria’s Secret, Roy Raymond, committed suicide by leaping off the Golden Gate Bridge in 1993.

The youngest recorded suicide at the Golden Gate Bridge was a 5-year-old girl called Marilyn Demont.

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