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RealDawg
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Golden Gate suicide net $400 million

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The lead contractors in charge of building a suicide prevention net on San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge say it will cost about $400 million, more than double its original price because of deterioration on the bridge that was concealed and other problems


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The project aims to add 20-foot-wide (6-meter-wide) stainless steel mesh nets on both sides of the 1.7-mile (2.7-kilometer) bridge and replace maintenance platforms used by bridge workers that were built in the 1950s. Work on the net began in 2018 and was set to be completed by January 2021 but has been repeatedly delayed.


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San Francisco bay has been the site of nearly 2,000 suicides since it opened in 1937, including 25 last year alone.


RealDawg
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re: Golden Gate suicide net $400 million
That is $200,000 per death over 85 years.


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DCtiger1
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Member since Jul 2009
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re: Golden Gate suicide net $400 million
Imagine what 400 million could do to address mental health vs a net to catch a mentally I’ll person that can then jump out of said net and into the water below.


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re: Golden Gate suicide net $400 million
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Golden Gate suicide net $400 million
Shouldn’t read net, that’s gross.


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samson73103
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re: Golden Gate suicide net $400 million
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San Francisco bay has been the site of nearly 2,000 suicides since it opened in 1937, including 25 last year alone.


Further proof that liberals are miserable people.


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mahdragonz
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Member since Jun 2013
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re: Golden Gate suicide net $400 million
I made the mistake of watching the movie The Bridge about suicides on the Golden Gate Bridge.

I don't regret of lot of things, but that's one of them. I still can't shake the wrong feeling of it.


RealDawg
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re: Golden Gate suicide net $400 million
People can just go to either end and jump off a cliff for free.




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Turf Taint
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re: Golden Gate suicide net $400 million
Like non alcoholic beer solves alcoholism

Absurd


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VooDude
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Member since Aug 2017
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re: Golden Gate suicide net $400 million
Let them do it. If they are suffering that much, it's their right. They didn't choose to be here.


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Robin Masters
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re: Golden Gate suicide net $400 million
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made the mistake of watching the movie The Bridge about suicides on the Golden Gate Bridge. I don't regret of lot of things, but that's one of them. I still can't shake the wrong feeling of it.


It was a powerful film to say the least.


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RealDawg
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re: Golden Gate suicide net $400 million
Bet some baws, some shrimp net and $2 mill could get this done.


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Privateer 2007
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Member since Jan 2020
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re: Golden Gate suicide net $400 million
$400 million

1.7 miles
20 ft wide
Both sides

$400 million/(5280(ft/mile) x 1.7(miles) x 20(wide) x 2 (sides))

$1114 per SQ ft for the net.

Good God.


Chucktown_Badger
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re: Golden Gate suicide net $400 million
Imagine being so deluded as to think that by preventing suicidal people from killings themselves in one place they will magically no longer be suicidal and not kill themselves. And you’re willing to spend $400 million on that delusion.


Richard Grayson
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Bestbank
Member since Sep 2022
991 posts

re: Golden Gate suicide net $400 million
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San Francisco bay has been the site of nearly 2,000 suicides since it opened in 1937. $400 million


Take that math and apply it to gang violence in Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore, and New Orleans and tell me how much money we should spend to stop innercity violence.


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TCO
Member since Jul 2022
590 posts

re: Golden Gate suicide net $400 million
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Imagine what 400 million could do to address mental health vs a net to catch a mentally I’ll person that can then jump out of said net and into the water below.


You’re assuming that people in this state of mind would reach out for help.

That being said, a few smart guys from Galliano could build this for about tree fiddy


Tigerpride18
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re: Golden Gate suicide net $400 million
I doubt they think it will stop suicides. It will keep kids from seeing them though or they feel it’s a bad look for such a big name place


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JackieTreehorn
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re: Golden Gate suicide net $400 million
I can’t imagine what numbskull would jump off that bridge after watching A View to a Kill.


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USMEagles
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re: Golden Gate suicide net $400 million
I have no desire to ever spend any of my money on suicide prevention nets anywhere.


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SlapahoeTribe
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Tiger Nation
Member since Jul 2012
11532 posts

re: Golden Gate suicide net $400 million
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Imagine what 400 million could do to address mental health vs a net

I’m thinking for a fraction of the price they could staff the bridge 24/7 with suicide prevention experts.


White Roach
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Member since Apr 2009
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re: Golden Gate suicide net $400 million
I don't know what the crew size is now, but in the mid to late 90s there were about two dozen full time painters. Most of them had been through at least minimal suicide prevention training. They actually saved some lives.

About 1994 or 95, there had been 997 suicides off the GGB. They stopped publicizing the number because they were afraid there would be a rash of suicides looking to be "number 1,000". I remember thing that if I was ready to jump off the GGB, goal setting was probably low on my priority list.

Work on a suicide barrier has been going on at least since the late 90's. There were prototypes back then. Aesthetics and wind loading were the main obstacles then. Who knows what craziness has developed in the past 20 or 25 years.


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