Yahoo Screen's Viewfinder documentary series highlights the unrelenting pressure faced by those who guard the bridge, built 240 feet above the frigid waters of San Francisco Bay. Pedestrians aren't allowed on the walkways at night, and cameras monitor the span 24 hours a day, but even in the light of day troubled souls still find ways to swing over the structure, which for engineering reasons can't be fortified with even tougher measures such as nets.
Briggs and his colleagues at the CHP stop a righteous number of those in need, using only their conversational skills. It's a testament to them that they so clearly remember the few who couldn't be convinced -- and that they're always on the lookout for those who mistake the bridge for a dead end.
- California Highway Patrol
- Golden Gate bridge
- Kevin Briggs
- San Francisco