Funding For Golden Gate Bridge Suicide Barrier Approved
07/02/2014

On Friday, San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge Board of Directors unanimously approved $76 million in funding to erect a 20-foot-wide steel net.

Online PR News – 02-July-2014 – Taylorsville – GROVELAND, Florida (June 29, 2014) – "On Friday, [url=http://goldengate.org/board/members.php]San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge Board of Directors[/url] unanimously approved $76 million in funding to erect a 20-foot-wide steel net -- extending out from each side of the 1.7-mile span -- to deter would-be jumpers. The federal government will cover $50 million of the cost; the rest will come from state and local sources", Stephanie Smith of CNN writes.

"There is a dark duality about the Golden Gate Bridge. Majestic and macabre, the bridge is an architectural wonder that also happens to be a magnet for suicides. It is the most-used suicide spot in the United States, second in the world. The decision to move forward with the Golden Gate plan punctuates a contentious fight that has simmered here for decades", she adds.

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"Last year, 46 people died after jumping off the Golden Gate, according to the Bridge Rail Foundation, an organization dedicated to stopping suicides from the bridge. The organization estimates that more than 1,600 people have leapt to their deaths since the bridge opened in 1937. An artist's rendering from the proposal shows a horizontal barrier that extends from the deck, beneath the roadway, and doesn't clash with the bridge's unique International Orange hue", she finishes.