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The Hopper's Hands sign is at Fort Point in San Francisco for joggers running along the shoreline to high five before they turn around and go back the other way. There are paw prints for the dogs that run with them too. The Hopper referenced here is Ken Hopper, an ironworker on the Golden Gate Bridge, who had the sign put here when he noticed joggers touching the gate before they change direction. Along with other ironworkers, he volunteers to save people attempting to commit suicide by jumping from the bridge. The ironworkers use their intimate knowledge of the bridge and their experience climbing it to reach people physically, and to bring them back.

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Hopper's Hands at the Golden Gate Bridge
Location:San Francisco, USA
Camera:Canon EOS 450D
Date (GMT):18/09/09 22:16
Original size:4272 x 2848 pixels
Copyright:©Sean McManus


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