Golden Gate Bridge Board Running Out of Time to Fund Anti-Suicide Barrier

San Francisco Chronicle reports, “It was all smiles and hugs in June 2014 when, after decades of debate, the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District board approved spending $76 million to install steel-mesh nets under the span to prevent suicide jumps. Since then, however, a big detour has come up that puts the whole project in doubt. That detour is the price: Two bids came in for the job, and the cheapest was $142 million — nearly double what the board expected.”