Suicide Barrier OK'd for Golden Gate

A $76 million funding package for a Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier was approved on Friday, bringing the famed bridge one step closer to a net system that would prevent people from jumping to their deaths. The package was approved unanimously by the bridge district’s board of directors. "The tragedy of today is that we can't go back in time, we can't save ... the people who jumped off the bridge. But the good thing, with this vote today, we can vote in their memory," board member Janet Reilly said. "We will save many lives who have followed in their footsteps and that's what so extraordinary about today."