The Bridge (2006 documentary film)

2006 film directed by Eric Steel

The Bridge is a 2006 documentary film about individuals who committed suicide at the Golden Gate Bridge in 2004.


  • "The rail is so low, a 7-year-old can climb over it." — director Eric Steel.
  • "And this woman, she came up to me, and she said, in a German accent… "Will you take my picture?" I was like, "Your picture? Woman, I'm going to kill myself… Can't you see the tears pouring down of my face?" — Jumper Kevin Hines, who survived the jump in 2000.
  • "I'll never be able to sort of drive across bridge again without...some kind of...emotional reaction. Something else I'm pissed off at him about. Such a great bridge." — Gordon Smith, roomate of David Paige, who jumped April 28, 2004.
  • "Why he chose the Bridge? I don't know… Maybe he just wanted to fly one time." — Caroline Pressley, friend of Gene Sprague, whose suicide is shown last in the film.
  • "He walked across the bridge from the south to the north side and then from north to south, which are typically tourists. I did not think the bridge jump, but it must have something about him that caught my attention." — director Eric Steel of Gene Sprague.