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Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary

Suicide Barrier

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Suicide Barrier

After years of debate about installing a suicide barrier along the bridge -- including a debate about aesthetics -- bridge officials approved construction of a suicide barrier in 2010. The steel net would run 20 feet below the bridge's sidewalks. The bridge's management still lacks funds for the barrier, however. This is a rendering of the barrier.

Image credit: Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District

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