Suicides from Bridges

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Build a bridge and you’ll will have someone leaping off it soon. Likewise with buildings – “You know, man is the only animal clever enough to build the Empire State Building and stupid enough to jump off it!” [source: movie Come September].

We all know of the fascination for the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco with people wishing to end their lives. Well, the San-Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge is attracting people for the same purpose down south [hat tip: Randy]. There have been 236 suicides for far. What is about these grand structures acting as magnets for suicidal people?

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