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Strauss agreed to scrap the design, and he later brought rival engineers onto the project to produce a more graceful suspension bridge design. Wobber strolled the span alongside a tourist he had just met on a bus.
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Four seconds later he hit the surface of San Francisco Bay at 75 miles per hour and became the first of more than 1, people to commit suicide by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. More than 30 bridge jumpers actually survived their attempts at self-annihilation.
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There are 11 crisis counseling telephones on the bridge that connect to trained suicide prevention counselors, and plans to build a net under the span as a suicide deterrent are being considered. By contrast, 28 laborers died building the neighboring San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, which opened six months prior.
Joseph Strauss made safety a high priority on the treacherous project. Little federal or state money was used to build the bridge.
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The resounding approval by a three-to-one margin reflected the faith of local citizens in the long-term economic benefit of the project. The construction bonds were retired in But if you see something that doesn't look right, click here to contact us! There is no visual dimensionality shading, color bleeding, even multiple colors per shape to what we're seeing on the page other than the location of the items within the larger spread, like a hairline extending further than someone's head, or two small islands on top of solid blue water.
We do get a little shadow because of the paper on paper, but Nichols is truly giving young readers the most basic of building blocks with which to frame the visual story. Overall, the book might be a history lesson, but it sure doesn't feel like one.
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