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    however, American society claims not to assign a price to is that of a human life. Yet, when it comes down to it, we do price lives without realizing it. By examining many of the arguments for and against the building of the safety barrier on the Golden Gate Bridge, we have contemplated the idea of human life being worth a certain amount of money or aesthetic. From the cost of the barrier to how media impacts our opinions on the suicide and the prevention of suicide we have reached a unanimous decision

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    The Golden Gate Bridge was a modern marvel at the time that it was built. Nobody had seen such a long suspension bridge built with such little money and in such a short amount of time. Everybody was stunned by it. A suspension bridge is a bridge that has large cables that are used to support the bridge and has towers that are used to help anchor the cables. The suspension bridges that we know today are not like the ones that they once were. The suspension bridge used to be much more simple. They

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    The Golden Gate Bridge The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge; it is one of the longest bridges in the world, an influential and graceful human structure in an evenly gorgeous natural site, built between the city of San Francisco on the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula and Sausalito on the south-facing Marin County headlands. The construction of the bridge started on January 5, 1933 under the support of the Works Projects Administration (WPA), a program commenced by Franklin Delano

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    The Golden Gate Bridge is “considered to be one of the best and most beautiful examples of bridge design” (Poel and Royakkers 110). Unfortunately, this bridge is also "the US's most popular place to commit suicide" (110). Due to this fact, bridge designers decided that they needed to consider the option of installing some sort of suicide prevention system. Before any decision was made, the ramifications of both implementing a system and not implementing one had to be considered. Deciding whether

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    The Golden Gate Bridge Since the dawn of time, man has had an inherent need to get to the other side. Rivers, canyons, and impassable trails have always hindered the migration of man, leaving him the choice to continue no further, or to “build a bridge and get over it.” The earliest bridges were made of simple materials such as stone, or even a fallen log. Regardless of the material, natural bridges allowed man to explore the “other side.” However, man has never been satisfied with

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    then jumps to his death. Now jump to 2013. Nearly 1,600 people have committed suicide by jumping off. The average number of suicides from this landmark is three per month. The Golden Gate Bridge was an example of a feat of engineering. This spectacular bridge is 8,981 feet, or 1.7 miles, long. The total weight of the bridge is about 887,000 tons. The two towers stand 726 feet above the water and 500 feet above street level. They weigh

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    look at the Golden Gate bridge of San Francisco. I identify the problems and formulate the problem statement as well as discussing the role of the chief engineer. The Golden Gate bridge was long on of the longest suspension bridges in the world and is a huge feat of engineering. Problem Statement The main Problem The problem in 1920’s San Francisco was that there was a lot of ferry traffic to cross over from San Francisco to Marin county. Thus the solution was to build a bridge. A bridge had to be

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    across the San Francisco Bay stands the world famous Golden Gate Bridge. The bridge is located in one of nature’s most beautiful settings, spanning the mile-wide bay from Fort Point in San Francisco to the Marin County Shore. Joseph Strauss, specializing in bridge building, was the leader of the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge. The start of construction began on January 5, 1993 and, after four years, was completed on April 27, 1997. The bridge was needed to be built because of the growing population

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    Around five, I leave to meet Mark in San Francisco. I drive across the Golden Gate Bridge despite a fear of heights. Of which I discovered years ago, when I walked with Mark and Vivian across this same bridge for a breast cancer charity event. The day was festive. Up until, a third of the way across the bridge, I stopped to gaze at the blue sky, and then down at the water. Right after, a sudden impulse to jump overcame me. I grabbed the rail paralyzed with fear. Mark and the rest of the walkers

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    The golden gate bridge has been around since 1937. With the golden gate bridge many are able to cross the ocean without getting wet or the need of a ship or boat, like it was accustomed years ago. Since the bridge was made it has not only helped many to get through, but it has helped those that want to enjoy a great view. The golden gate bridge is one of the most amazing things that the city of San Francisco has, because it has brought a lot of money to the residents and business around. Even

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