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San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge Will Get $76M Funding for Suicide Barrier

In this Nov. 15, 2006, photo the Golden Gate Bridge is shown in San Francisco. On Friday, June 27, 2014, Golden Gate Bridge officials are expected to approve a funding package for a $76 million suicide barrier. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
In this Nov. 15, 2006, photo the Golden Gate Bridge is shown in San Francisco. On Friday, June 27, 2014, Golden Gate Bridge officials are expected to approve a funding package for a $76 million suicide barrier. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

SAN FRANCISCO—San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge moved a big step closer to getting an oft-debated suicide barrier after bridge officials on Friday approved a...




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