The Story of Suicides at the Golden Gate Bridge
November 11, 2005 3:26 AM   Subscribe

Lethal Beauty is a seven-part series by the San Francisco Chronicle about the Golden Gate Bridge and its history of suicides. The articles present both sides of the argument regarding a barrier which would stop such tragedies. The presentation includes graphic representations of suicides by location, a timeline and podcasts from survivors & relatives, among others.
posted by Masi (13 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Duplicate, somewhat.
posted by Goofyy at 4:14 AM on November 11, 2005


I did search.
posted by Masi at 4:17 AM on November 11, 2005

Seems a good place to mention this Handsome Family lyric, from Weightless Again

This is why people OD on pills and jump from the Golden Gate Bridge
Anything to feel weightless again.

posted by kenaman at 4:59 AM on November 11, 2005

Ooh! Ooh! Can we all scream "DOUBLE" together, now? Where's dios when you really need him?
posted by lodurr at 5:28 AM on November 11, 2005

Methinks it's a triple, but yeah....
posted by fixedgear at 6:40 AM on November 11, 2005

What's the deal with lightpole 69?
posted by tbonicus at 6:53 AM on November 11, 2005

Yin-yang. Or sex.
posted by dhartung at 7:30 AM on November 11, 2005

It's the failure rate that bothered me, couple with my dislike of drowning. I'd rather hop onto a concrete surface.
posted by davy at 7:39 AM on November 11, 2005

Is access to the east side easier? I know that its a more panoramic way to go out on that side but is that the only bias?

If pole 69 is indeed chosen intentionally, its certainly an odd thought process. One last morbid joke.
posted by Ogre Lawless at 10:01 AM on November 11, 2005

The east side is meant for pedestrians, and the western side is intended for bicyclists.
posted by atom128 at 10:04 AM on November 11, 2005

Thanks for the (re)post as I hadn't read parts six and seven.
posted by deborah at 2:16 PM on November 11, 2005

Update: the blog (by Vidiot) highlights some unprofessional quote-lifting from the New Yorker by the Chronicle.
posted by dhartung at 11:37 PM on November 12, 2005

SF Weekly's take on the quote-lifting.
posted by kirkaracha at 2:39 PM on November 18, 2005

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