Portland bridge getting suicide fix


Portland Transportation Commissioner Steve Novick ordered a temporary fix to prevent Vista Bridge suicides.

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Portland Transportation Commissioner Steve Novick ordered a temporary fix to prevent Vista Bridge suicides.

Novick announced Tuesday morning that he is ordering the immediate construction of a 9-foot-tall mesh screen on both sides of the bridge as an interim remedy that can be in place until a longer term solution and funding can be found.

“Unfortunately, this beautiful and elegant bridge has been known as Suicide Bridge since its construction in the 1920s. It is time – past time – to stop the dying,” said Novick, who is charge of the Portland Bureau of Transportation.

Read more at The Portland Tribune.

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