Coronado Mayor On Why It’s Time To Install Suicide Prevention Barriers On The Coronado Bridge
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
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Coronado Mayor On Why It’s Time To Install Suicide Prevention Barriers On Coronado Bridge
Richard Bailey, mayor, city of Coronado
Since the Coronado Bridge opened in 1969, nearly 400 people have jumped to their deaths according to the Bridge Collaborative for Suicide Prevention, a non-profit group made up of residents whose goal is to end suicide from the bridge, that has been compiling data on the number of suicides.
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Caltrans is in the middle of a 10-month study to explore suicide prevention measures on the bridge, and it is holding a series of meetings in San Diego this week to gather public input.
Coronado Mayor Richard Bailey has also been tracking the number of suicides off the bridge that spans the San Diego Bay. So far, he said, twelve people have committed suicide off the bridge this year.
Bailey said it is time to install barriers to deter suicides on the bridge. Steel nets are currently being installed on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco to deter suicide.
Bailey discusses the ongoing efforts to prevent suicides off the Coronado Bridge Wednesday on Midday Edition
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