StoryCorps 418: Guardians of the Golden Gate

Two stories from San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge. First, we’ll hear from two ironworkers who have spent more than 25 years on the bridge. Then, a young man who almost took his own life there speaks with the man who talked him down.

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Like the music in this episode? Support the artists:
Broke for Free – “The Gold Lining”
Kai Engel – “Prelude – Bells in Heavy Clouds”
Sigur Rós – “Fljótavík”
Top Photo: Highway Patrol Officer Kevin Briggs on the bridge and Kevin Berthia standing on the ledge of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Photo courtesy of Jon Storey, San Francisco Chronicle.
Bottom-Left: Kevin Briggs (left) and Kevin Berthia (right)
Bottom-Right: Kerry Davis (left) and Ken Hopper (right)