Skip to comments.Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier funding OK'd
Posted on 06/27/2014 9:38:16 PM PDT by Rusty0604
San Francisco's iconic Golden Gate Bridge moved a big step closer to getting an oft-debated suicide barrier after bridge officials on Friday approved a $76 million funding package for a net system that would prevent people from jumping to their deaths.
The bridge district's board of directors voted unanimously in favor of the funding for a steel suicide net. The funding sources are $20 million in bridge toll revenue, $49 million in federal money and $7 million from the state.
... funding for the project remained a major obstacle.
A significant hurdle was overcome two years ago when President Barack Obama signed into law a bill making safety barriers and nets eligible for federal funds.
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Maybe it would be cheaper to just have 24/7 mental aid
help stationed on the bridge.
Pull red lever and a councilor will be with you
I’d rather you jump off the GG than a building in the financial district and maybe take someone else out with you.
kalifornia is like our achille’s heel huh?
I have a CD of a documentary about the bridge suicides. The documentary shows people jumping from the bridge. I watched until the first person jumped, and I couldn’t watch it anymore. I felt so badly for the man who jumped.
Maybe, but carrying your analogy further, would that make Washington D.C. our anus?
Like watching that guy jumping form the twin towers. Can only watch once. Sad, so very sad.
The Bay Bridge is right there. Not as iconic, sure, but if you want to kill yourself I’m sure it will do the trick. Are we going to start putting nets on all bridges?
Nothing new, they have barriers on NY high rises, Empire State building and many other locations all over...
It won’t stop people from killing themselves, but the leftist get to show they really care by spending your $$ before they embezzle it, skim the top and line their pockets...
IIRC, they do have phones that connect to suicide hotlines placed on the bridge.
They’ll just jump onto the net, climb off and there goes 76 million.
I read somewhere that the few survivors from such falls usually had the same thought as they stepped-off:
“I wish I hadn’t done that.”
If Obama will fund it.
Forty-nine million in Federal money.
“I read somewhere that the few survivors from such falls usually had the same thought as they stepped-off: I wish I hadnt done that.”
I was listening to just such a survivor on KABC radio. He said that he regretted his decision as soon as he jumped. Hitting the water was like hitting concrete and he suffered all sorts of internal injuries. Really spooky and he’s extremely lucky to have survived. The guy suffered from bipolar depression and still does, but now he’s thankful for every day of life.
I’ve seen that too.
You bet, so much money all the government insiders from SF to Sacramento will be lining their pockets...No one will even notice. If they do, do like the IRS does, just tell em ya lost all the records and documents...Or make the paper trail so long and confusing, no one can figure it out..
Bonuses for everyone...
It’s called “The Bridge” and is available through Netflix.
The documentary is about those who jump off the bridge but also about those left behind and how they’ve dealt with it. Most of those who jumped were severely depressed/mentally ill and had previously attempted or threatened suicide.
I’ve looked over the side of that bridge and cannot FATHOM the state of mind someone would have to be in to jump...
In the documentary “The Bridge” an expert explains that those who survived went in feet first and at a slight angle.
76 millioh bucks to save a suicide. I am sorry but once a suicidal lands on a barrier they will just climb over it to finidh the job.
Waste of money.
Since there are two feet the other Achille’s heel would
“76 millioh bucks to save a suicide. I am sorry but once a suicidal lands on a barrier they will just climb over it to finidh the job.
Waste of money.”
Especially since they are Obama voters and thus not really human.
If someone is so messed up that they want to throw themselves off a bridge and traumatize hundreds of other folks, plus their families, why aren’t they in an institution?
Nevermind, the liberals forced the closure of places where the disturbed could live without affecting the rest of humanity.
If it saves some wayward souls, thats great. Hell, at this point, whats another hundred million on the burn pile.
But they should understand that now they will have constructed a “Dare Devil Wana-be, “ watch this for You Tube” attraction that ail have flocks of idiots trying it out. Then they will need another hundred million annualy to pluck idiots from the nets.
Amazing how people never learn
I thought DC was a tumor. An anus gets rid of crap, it doesn’t perpetuate it.
Follow the money. What exactly is going to prevent jumping from somewhere else? Who got the contract and where will this end?
Suicide, the final solution to a usually temporary problem..
Pull red lever and a councilor will be with you
Well they do have 24/7 hotlines up there and you can’t miss them. But some selfish a-holes have to go out in style, I guess.
I suspect that every kid growing up thinks about suicide at one point (or more), but then quickly washes the thought away. It’s not fun to have parents mad at you, girls (and guys) rejecting you, etc.
Some think it will end there. It doesn’t of course, the families now have to carry that on for decades. Perhaps if we parents and other significant adults EXPLAIN THAT end of it to the kids, they’d understand that jumping off a bridge is basically no different (to loving parents) then picking up a gun and shooting those same parents.
But we don’t - we, instead teach them to recycle.
What’s going on in liberal lalaland? Proving liberals are just miserable people...
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