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Golden Gate Bridge Officials Ask for More Time to Fund Suicide Barrier

The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District wants more time to come up with the funding for a long-discussed suicide prevention barrier.

The district’s board of directors unanimously voted Friday to let its staff request a 90-day extension from the two firms that offered bids on the steel net that would be installed along the bridge.

Oakland-based Shimmick/Danny’s Joint Venture bid $142 million and American Bridge Company of Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, bid $174 million back in July. Both bids were significantly larger than the $76 million the bridge district had set aside for the project in 2014...

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