A low barrier A man looks over the railing of the Golden Gate Bridge on Jan. 27, 2005. A controversial film made by moviemaker Eric Steel documenting people committing suicide off of the Golden Gate Bridge opened a debate about why there isn't a suicide barrier on the famous landmark. On average, 30 people a year jump off the Golden Gate Bridge, making the bridge the most popular location in the world to commit suicide. The 4-foot railing along the bridge can be easily transgressed, and has moved many to advocate for the installation of a preventative suicide barrier. Plans to install a safety net have been approved, but the $45 million in financing needed remains the obstacle. (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images)