On April 13, 2017, The Golden Gate Bridge District held a ceremony marking the commencement of the Suicide Deterrent System. This day was the result of collaboration between the families who have lost loved ones, the staff of the Bridge District, and the legislators who created a funding path for this vital project.
The total project cost is $211 million, which includes construction ($204 million), design and environmental expenses. Funding came from multiple sources. $74 million was provided by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, $70 million by California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), $60 million through Golden Gate Bridge District revenue, $7 million by State of California Mental Health Funds via State Budget (Prop 63), and $400 thousand from individual and foundation donations.
Watch the highlights video of the ceremony: