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Officials to vote on Golden Gate Bridge suicide-prevention nets
Officials to vote on Golden Gate Bridge suicide-prevention nets

Bay Area officials are scheduled to vote Friday on a $76-million package to fund suicide-prevention nets that would be installed on either side of the Golden Gate Bridge, where an estimated 1,600 people have plunged to their deaths since the rust-colored span opened in 1937. Advocates of the netting say it will prevent jumpers from hurling themselves to their deaths, and possibly act as a deterrent. Opponents of the plan have said the project won't prevent people from finding alternative ways of committing suicide off the iconic bridge. In 2013, a record 46 people killed themselves at the Golden Gate Bridge, according to California Senate leader Darrell Steinberg's office. More...

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