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1221 SW 4th Ave. Suite 210, Portland, OR 97204

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KXL: Suicide Prevention Screen Coming to Vista Bridge

July 9, 2013 | KXL.com-- Three people have committed suicide this year by jumping from the Vista Ridge and that's three too many.

The city of Portland is installing a 9' tall steel mesh screen to prevent people from jumping to their deaths. Signs were put there last fall encouraging those contemplating ending their lives to know there is help.

"Unfortunately, this beautiful and elegant bridge has been known as 'Suicide Bridge' since its construction in the 1920's," said Commissioner Steve Novick who oversees the Bureau of Transportation.

Novick declared an emergency and scraped together $236,000 for a temporary fix. A permanent READ FULL ARTICLE