April 13, 2017: A ceremony was held to commemorate the beginning of construction of the Suicide Deterrent System and Wind Retrofit. Read the Press Release.
February 13, 2017: A notice to proceed was issued for the construction of the Suicide Deterrent System and Wind Retrofit.
December 16, 2016: The Board of Directors approved actions relative to a funding plan for the Suicide Deterrent System and Wind Retrofit, and authorized the award of a contract for construction. Read the Staff Reports.
September 23, 2016: The Board of Directors authorized staff to seek a ninety-day extension of the bid validity period for all bids received in order to allow the development of a revised funding plan. Read the Staff Report.
July 12, 2016: Two contract bids for the project were received and opened.
February 18, 2016: Update on Suicide Deterrent System construction project. Read the Press Release.
December 9, 2015: A pre-bid conference was held in San Francisco for the Golden Gate Bridge Suicide Deterrent System and Wind Retrofit project.
October 13, 2015: A Request for Proposals to construct the Golden Gate Bridge Suicide Deterrent System and Wind Retrofit was issued. Read the Press Release.
June 27, 2014: The District Board of Directors approved a funding plan for the $76 million construction phase of the NET SYSTEM. Read the Staff Report.
July 28, 2011: Contract was awarded to HNTB Corporation for the NET SYSTEM Final Design. The $5 million effort is being funded by MTC – see July 28, 2010 below. The consultant is now verifying existing conditions and developing preliminary designs.
August 13, 2010: The Request for Proposals to engage consultants to design and prepare construction bid documents for the Suicide Deterrent Net System was issued.
July 28, 2010: Metropolitan Transportation Commission allocates $5 million to do the Final Design work that is needed to move the project forward.
February 12, 2010: Completed the environment and preliminary engineering certification of the Final Environmental document (FEIR) with the NET SYSTEM as the preferred alternative with a preliminary cost estimate of $66 million (updated estimate in 2014).
Fall 2006: Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District (District), San Francisco, CA, initiated the Golden Gate Bridge Physical Suicide Deterrent System, Preliminary Engineering and Environmental Project.
Funding to construct the NET SYSTEM (estimated at $66 million in 2014) is not identified, and current Board policy states that this funding will not come from Bridge toll revenues. Contributions towards this project may be sent to GGBHTD, P.O. Box 9000, Presidio Station, San Francisco, CA 94129, Attention: Accounting/Suicide Barrier.
Project related questions may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) for help. Caring individuals are ready to help.