Latest U.S. Route 101 Stories

2008-07-08 00:00:20

By Mark Prado, The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. Jul. 8--Erecting a suicide barrier on the Golden Gate Bridge could cost as much as $50 million, according to an environmental assessment released Monday by the Golden Gate Bridge District. "The cost is astronomical," said Marin Supervisor Hal Brown, a member of the bridge district's Board of Directors. "I'm all for some type of barrier, but where we get that kind of money I have no idea. Maybe through grants." Initial estimates...

2006-05-04 15:40:01

By Adam Tanner SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Every few weeks, someone climbs over the railing of San Francisco's famed Golden Gate Bridge and jumps to their death at one of the highest-profile suicide sites in the world. Local media rarely report the deaths, and few people have seen the dramatic suicides -- until now. Filmmaker Eric Steel's new film "The Bridge," which shows six suicides, premiered recently at New York's Tribeca and San Francisco's film festivals. Steel, 42, set up...

2006-03-10 18:38:56

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Local officials approved a study on Friday on possible alterations of the San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge to stem jumping from America's most popular site for suicides. The study, the most comprehensive in a generation, follows more than a year of renewed debate on the issue that has plagued the distinctive nearly 2-mile- (3 km-)long bridge that connects San Francisco to the Marin Headlands. More than 1,300 people have jumped from the bridge to their...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.