Bridge Rail Foundation
Every year 20 or more families are devastated by suicide from the Golden Gate Bridge. The bridge remains the number one suicide destination location in the world. In 2006, The Althea Foundation provided legal, business, accounting support and seed capital to form The Bridge Rail Foundation. The foundation, in 2007 also funded a public education initiative and research campaign to explore the formation of a safety barrier on the Golden Gate Bridge. On Friday, October 11, 2008, the board of the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District voted 14-1 in favor of a stainless steel netting to be placed beneath the Golden Gate Bridge to prevent further suicides.
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