Other Suicide Bridges - Solution In The Works
Suicide barriers have been approved or are being considered for the following bridges:
San Diego, California. The Coronado Bridge reaches high over San Diego Bay, connecting the Coronado residential community and a large Navy base with San Diego and the mainland. To date, more than 400 suicides have been recorded from the bridge. A group called the Coronado Bridge Collaborative is working to stop them and currently is seeking funds for preliminary studies.
Tampa, Florida. The Sunshine Skyway Bridge crosses Tampa Bay into St. Petersburg as part of Interstate 275. Almost four miles long, it is the leading suicide spot in the eastern United States with nearly 250 known suicides. Reportedly, transportation officials are looking at options.
Taos, New Mexico. The Rio Grande Gorge Bridge stands 650 feet above a gorge and river. It is the site of at least 115 suicides in the last 20 years.
Members of Bridge Rail Foundation have provided support and information to people in these and other communities who are working to make local bridges safe for all.
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