When building the Golden Gate Bridge, the lead structural engineer insisted on the installation of a safety net at an exorbitant cost of US$130,000. It saved 19 workers.

During the 70s, a suicide jumper from the Golden Gate Bridge left a note that read “I’m going to walk to the bridge. If one person smiles at me on the way, I will not jump.”

A San Francisco Highway Patrol Officer, called Kevin Briggs, has talked approximately 200 people out of suicide on the Golden Gate Bridge since 1994.