Funding for Suicide Barrier at the Golden Gate Bridge Expected this Month

It’s a balance of trying to save lives and keep the aesthetics of the glorious Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. The federal government has approved funding for a $66 million stainless-steel net system 20 feet below the sidewalk, according to a recent article in The New York Times.    While the iconic bridge is noted for its beauty, many people associate it with suicide and jumpers. “Roughly two dozen people jump from the span each year, and more than 1,500 people have jumped from the span since it opened in 1937. Another 80 or so people who are contemplating suicide are pulled off the bridge every year. The bridge has the most suicides of any structure in the world, according to the Bridge Rail Foundation, a group working to get a barrier in place.” Read more about how the suicide barrier will be built in this article on ENR.com.

 

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