The Golden Gate Bridge – No. 1 suicidal place
As we mentioned in our previous post about Aokigahara, the haunted forest in Japan, known as the second most popular place for suicide, today we will talk about the first most popular suicidal place – the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
Even if it’s one of the most beautiful bridge in the World, people have the right to call it the magnet for suicide because of the continuous suicides that happen every third day of the week.
The 75 years old bridge seems to be a place where people think they will find peace, by jumping in the cold water.
More than 1.600 people committed suicide here and only 10 new are confirmed in August this year. The 10th was a 17-year-old girl from Marin County.
Opened on May 27, 1937, it took four and a half years to build, a vote of confidence in the future cast in the depths of the Great Depression.
As of 2005, it is estimated that 26 people have survived after jumping and in 2013, 118 potential jumpers were talked down from their attempt and didn’t jump.