The Golden Gate Bridge opened in 1937. It was built during the worst depression of the 20th century (so far). All hiring was handled through the ironworkers' union, Local 377. Out-of-towners bought addresses and Social Secuity numbers from city residents in order to meet the residence requirements. Workers clocked in when they reached their work sites; the 30 to 40 minute climb was on their own time. There was always someone waiting at the base of the tower for someone to fall off so they'd get a job. There were 11 deaths.