SAN FRANCISCO (KRON/CNN) – San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge Board of Directors has unanimously approved a $76 million funding package for the construction of a suicide deterrent net on the bridge.
Fifty million dollars will come from the federal government. The rest will come from state and local sources.
The plan calls for a 20-foot-wide steel net, extending out from each side of the bridge to deter would-be jumpers.
According to the Bridge Rail Foundation, 46 people died after jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge last year alone.
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