The city of San Francisco has experimented with a number of deterrents on the Golden Gate Bridge, including anti-suicide squads, suicide prevention phones on the bridge, and a spider’s web of thin wire barriers.
The most obvious solution, high fences, would not only ruin the aesthetics of the world-famous bridge but would also endanger the entire structure due to the increased resistance to strong Pacific winds.
The Golden Gate Bridge is the most popular place to jump off of in the entire world.
Only 26 people are known to have survived the jump off the Golden Gate Bridge since 2006.
In 1979, a man survived a jump off the bridge, swam to shore, and drove himself to a hospital.