New suicide barrier at Golden Gate Bridge | Learn English phrase 'in your prime'

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The Golden Gate Bridge is a marvel of engineering and the symbol of San Francisco, but it is also a magnet for suicides: over 1,700 people have jumped to their deaths since the bridge opened in 1937. But today, a preventative net is being installed. Though it has a high pricetag and will alter the bridge's aesthetic, it will probably prevent hundreds of suicides each year. Plus, learn the English phrase ""in the prime of your life.""

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