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Many suggest building a fence to thwart would-be jumpers, but any such project would need to comply with federal and state preservation laws.
Instead, hoping to reduce then [sic] number of jumpers, the city will place call boxes and signs along the bridge by next month at a cost of $35,000. The phones will have two buttons, offering direct connections to 911 and to a suicide prevention line.
A larger number of signs along the length of the bridge will display the full number for the 24-hour crisis line.
A woman who jumped to her death this month landed only one foot away from a pick-up truck. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported earlier this year that one jumper actually fell on an SUV while the driver was inside. The body struck the passenger side, and the driver was not hurt.
Originally posted by chissler
The fence, ...Please. A fence is the last thing that is going to stand between an individual and suicide. It would honestly be a waste of time, effort, & money. It may reduce the suicides on the bridge, but it would do nothing to deter suicide itself.