Anti-Jump Fence
Of The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California
As A Water Related Structure

The Golden Gate Bridge is the second-most used suicide site/suicide bridge in the world, after the Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge. The deck is about 245 feet (75 m) above the water. After a fall of four seconds, jumpers hit the water at around 75 mph or about 120 km/h. Most of the jumpers die from impact trauma. About 5% of the jumpers survive the initial impact but generally drown or die of hypothermia in the cold water. [from wikipedia]
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(Date Photographed: 15:47:24 Wednesday 21 February 2018)
(Date Posted: Saturday 14 March 2018)
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A section of the new anti-jump fence as it appeared from the path leading up to the bridge.


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Bordered Sidewalk
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(Date Photographed: 15:52:07 Wednesday 21 February 2018)
(Date Posted: Saturday 14 March 2018)
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The new anti-jump fence was installed directly adjacent to the sidewalk.


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Old Fence
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(Date Photographed: 15:55:17 Wednesday 21 February 2018)
(Date Posted: Saturday 14 March 2018)
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An older test section for a different style of anti-jump fence.


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New Fence
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(Date Photographed: 15:55:38 Wednesday 21 February 2018)
(Date Posted: Saturday 14 March 2018)
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The newer version of the fence was bare galvanized metal.


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Test Photo
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(Date Photographed: 15:57:16 Wednesday 21 February 2018)
(Date Posted: Saturday 14 March 2018)
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The fence was incomplete. Where it ended, a test became possible. I took two shots of Alcatraz. This one obscured by the new fence.


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Second Test Shot
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(Date Photographed: 15:57:25 Wednesday 21 February 2018)
(Date Posted: Saturday 14 March 2018)
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After taking the first shot, I took one step to the left and shot again, this time where there was no fence yet. Notice how much clearer this second shot was.


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