Work Begins On Golden Gate Bridge Suicide Prevention Barrier

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The Golden Gate Bridge is an internationally recognized icon. But it's also a suicide destination.

It’s a tall, publicly accessible structure, with a pedestrian walkway and a railing that is easily hopped. Since the bridge opened in 1937, an estimated 1,700 bodies have been pulled from the water below.

While thousands have been talked down, fewer than 30 people have been known to survive the fall. This month workers will finally begin the process of installing a suicide prevention barrier. Jessica Placzek (@jessicazyp) from Here & Now contributor KQED reports.

This article was originally published on May 01, 2017.

This segment aired on May 1, 2017.



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