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2006-06-22 01:36:51

By Sura Wood SAN FRANCISCO (Hollywood Reporter) - Eric Steel's documentary, "The Bridge," opens with a picturesque shot of the Golden Gate Bridge, one of the great architectural and engineering feats of the 20th century. Less than five minutes into the film, a man casually climbs over the bridge railing and jumps 225 feet to his death in the chilly waters of San Francisco Bay. This is one of six such episodes shown in the film out of more two dozen caught by Steel's camera crew, who...

2006-05-04 15:40:01

By Adam Tanner SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Every few weeks, someone climbs over the railing of San Francisco's famed Golden Gate Bridge and jumps to their death at one of the highest-profile suicide sites in the world. Local media rarely report the deaths, and few people have seen the dramatic suicides -- until now. Filmmaker Eric Steel's new film "The Bridge," which shows six suicides, premiered recently at New York's Tribeca and San Francisco's film festivals. Steel, 42, set up...

2006-03-10 18:38:56

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Local officials approved a study on Friday on possible alterations of the San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge to stem jumping from America's most popular site for suicides. The study, the most comprehensive in a generation, follows more than a year of renewed debate on the issue that has plagued the distinctive nearly 2-mile- (3 km-)long bridge that connects San Francisco to the Marin Headlands. More than 1,300 people have jumped from the bridge to their...

2005-10-15 06:58:30

(Corrects October 14 story to read in first paragraph ... copper-clad ... instead of ... cooper-clad ...) By Michael Kahn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - San Francisco may finally have built its own masterpiece of modern architecture -- a towering $200 million copper-clad museum near the Golden Gate bridge. That would mark a big development in a city known for hilly Victorian neighborhoods and historic cable cars and where residents have long focused on preservation rather than embracing...

2005-10-14 15:43:16

By Michael Kahn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - San Francisco may finally have built its own masterpiece of modern architecture -- a towering $200 million cooper-clad museum near the Golden Gate bridge. That would mark a big development in a city known for hilly Victorian neighborhoods and historic cable cars and where residents have long focused on preservation rather than embracing the kind of modern architecture symbolized by the new de Young museum, its supporters say. So far, the de...

2005-07-13 18:47:18

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California lawmakers passed a bill on Wednesday that provides financing to complete a new span for the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, clearing the way for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to sign it into law. Completion of the $6 billion project on one of California's most important conveyances will be financed with $630 million in state funds and $820 million from refinancing bonds previously issued for the bridge work. Funding also will come from a $1 toll increase...

2005-07-13 18:15:46

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California lawmakers passed a bill on Wednesday that provides financing to complete a new span for the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, clearing the way for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to sign it into law. Completion of the $6 billion project on one of California's most important conveyances will be financed with $630 million in state funds and $820 million from refinancing bonds previously issued for the bridge work. Funding also will come from a $1 toll increase...