Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier re...

Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier ready to go, money needed

There are 100 comments on the Marin Independent Journal story from Feb 12, 2010, titled Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier ready to go, money needed. In it, Marin Independent Journal reports that:

Golden Gate Bridge directors on Friday gave a landmark approval to a suicide barrier for the span, setting the stage for construction if money can be found.

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#1 Feb 12, 2010
This will slow the jump rate from the GGB.
Total people jumping off a bridge the same.
They go to another bridge.

Mill Valley, CA

#2 Feb 12, 2010
Get ready for more toll hikes, that $50,000,000 has to come from somewhere. Next up: nets at railroad crossings. And crosswalks.

Fairfax, CA

#3 Feb 12, 2010
50 MILLION to save a dozen or so a year who jump off! who instead need mental health care. or the dozen or so find another way to end their pain!
Nail Biter


#4 Feb 12, 2010
Approved the barrier but No $$$. Politicians must be drinking cool aid. VOTE them out.

United States

#5 Feb 12, 2010
very simple no one walk on bridge, whats on the other side to walk too

Santa Cruz, CA

#6 Feb 12, 2010
I don't think I get this part: "For whatever reason people who jump don't want to hurt themselves, just kill themselves", wtf?

People who attempt suicide just want to stop hurting, you doltz.

Suicide, a permanent solution to a temporary problem.

Construct the ***n barrier already.

San Mateo, CA

#7 Feb 12, 2010
Feel good INSANITY
Day Hiker

Novato, CA

#8 Feb 12, 2010
Dumbest waste of money ever on the bridge! This is a pathetic joke. Do theses nitwits believe for a moment this will stop someone from doing themselves in?

United States

#9 Feb 12, 2010
What about the barrior to save those lives who DO want to live? How many more head-ons do they need? The barrior should have been constructed FIRST. If someone wants to end their life, they will - with or without the bridge. What a waste of money and, above all, what a shame !!!

United States

#10 Feb 12, 2010
go over to the San Refael / Richmond bridge bridge drive in the # 2 lane and park on the right side and climb over and jump, whoes going to stop you ? next best bridge to jump off of .
I know what they mean

United States

#11 Feb 12, 2010
I have a new house already to go!
Money needed.

“Taste great in milk!”

Since: Aug 08


#12 Feb 12, 2010
Koalabear2525 wrote:
go over to the San Refael / Richmond bridge bridge drive in the # 2 lane and park on the right side and climb over and jump, whoes going to stop you ? next best bridge to jump off of .
Suicidal Bridge-Jumpers Magazine did give a 4-star rating to the Richmond/San Rafeal bridge.
It's a good Magazine, but does have a hard time keeping It's Subscribers.

San Rafael, CA

#13 Feb 12, 2010
Put in a head on collision barrier already!
Volunteers jump, drivers die unwillingly.

Clear Lake, MN

#14 Feb 12, 2010
Let them jump America is over populated anyway.
Only in Marin

San Rafael, CA

#15 Feb 12, 2010
OK I am ready to be screwed by our district and our leaders again. You now want to raise the toll to $10 or $15 which one!! Oh no, how about increasing the ferry and GG bus rides 3 folds. How about quadrupling the fines on the bridge.....Or you have something else in mind?

I guarantee you folks, these phuckers will come out with a way to suck money out from the hard working middle class people of Marin.
Paul Dobson


#17 Feb 13, 2010
Ooooo! If it worked in Bern, Switzerland it must definitely work here. Of course, something said to cost about $50 million and take three years to build will of course end up costing half again as much in twice the time. But what the hell, by that time the toll will be at least $12 with carpoolers being charged $10. Al Boro was right when he lauded the unanimous vote as a "truly historical event." How else could one describe the headlong expansion of the nanny state at a time when we can least afford it. Maybe we should sell some barrier bonds to China.

Fremont, CA

#19 Feb 13, 2010
This is REALLY STUPID. To hell with these losers. They'll just go stand in front of a train in Redwood City.$10 tolls within 5 years. You betcha!.

Santa Rosa, CA

#20 Feb 13, 2010
$50 million to divert those who want to commit suicide to another location?
Hell No

San Anselmo, CA

#21 Feb 13, 2010
Huge waste of money. God damn shame.

San Rafael, CA

#22 Feb 13, 2010
no way...thats just as dumb as building a new death row at S.Q. because the old one is cold and drafty....we all want it to be cold and drafty... IT'S DEATH ROW.

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