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Jumpers

This week's

cover story

focuses on suicide and the fatal allure of St. Paul's High Bridge. I mention briefly that the Golden Gate Bridge is the country's most notorious suicide locale, attracting jumpers at a rate of roughly one every two weeks. Tad Friend explored this phenomenon in a marvelous 2003 piece for

The New Yorker

that's

available online

. The article was the inspiration for the 2006 documentary

The Bridge

.


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