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Komplaint Dept. - A Date With Death on the Golden Gate Bridge

In the 1930s a safety net placed below the Golden Gate Bridge saved the lives of 19 construction workers, who became known as the "Halfway-to-Hell Club."

Bill Gaure, a maintenance worker on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, nears the top of the north tower after nearly a half-mile uphill hike from the center of the span, May 15, 1952.

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Gus Villalta, worker who helped build Golden Gate Bridge, dies

1936 - A bridge worker looks across to the San Francisco tower as cables are spun for the Golden Gate Bridge.

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83 years ago today, construction started on the Golden Gate Bridge

1936 - A bridge worker looks across to the San Francisco tower as cables are spun for the Golden Gate Bridge. Photo: Chronicle Archives