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The Golden Gate Bridge Is a 'Suicide Magnet.' So Officials Are Adding a Net

The Golden Gate Bridge has long had a reputation as one of America's most beautiful landmarks, and also one of its deadliest. For decades it has been the "number one location" for suicide attempts, with nearly 40 known people jumping to their deaths in 2016 and about 200 more being talked away from its ledges. Now officials are taking a $200 million step to change that. On Thursday, after years of debate and development, California officials will commemorate the beginning of construction on a "suicide deterrent" net that will span both sides of the Golden Gate Bridge. California Sen. Dianne Feinstein and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi are planning to attend, along with families who have lost loved ones to fatal jumps, marking the launch of a first-of-its-kind project by giving remarks and planting flowers.

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