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The Golden Gate Bridge Is Finally Installing a Giant Net to Stop Suicides

The Golden Gate Bridge was opened 80 years ago, and since then, more than 1,500 people have committed SUICIDE by jumping off.  That’s an average of almost 19 people a year.

Last year alone there were 39 suicide jumps off the Golden Gate Bridge, and officers stopped another 184 people who were trying.

So this is definitely good news:  San Francisco is FINALLY doing something about it.

On Thursday, construction started on a NET about 20 feet down that should catch anyone who jumps off.  It will cost $200 million of federal, state, and local taxes and should be finished within four years.

And yes, it’s worth it to save all those lives.  A study out of Harvard found that nine out of 10 people who try to commit suicide and fail do NOT try to kill themselves again.

(CBS News


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