City of Portland Seeks Community Input on Vista Bridge

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Now that a temporary suicide prevention screen has been installed on the Vista Bridge, city officials want neighborhood opinions on what to do long-term about the span's fatal allure.Four people have jumped to their deaths from the bridge this year—including one man who leaped while the screen was still being installed last month.The Portland Bureau of Transportation will hold a community forum tomorrow ...   More
 
Tuesday, September 24, 2013 by Andrea Damewood

Novick Says Temporary Barrier to Go Up on Vista Bridge

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A temporary mesh suicide barrier will go up on the Vista Bridge this summer, City Commissioner Steve Novick announced this morning.In a post on Novick's City Council blog, he announces that a 9-foot screen will be put in place immediately and remain until long term funding can be found.Novick, who oversees Portland's Bureau of Transportation, has been working on a way to help prevent suicides on the ...   More
 
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Vista Bridge Barrier Design Revealed

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If city officials can find the money, Southwest Portland's Vista Bridge would be outfitted with a "permanent protective screen of vertical steel bars" to prevent people from leaping from the span over Southwest Jefferson Street.Finding a solution for the Goose Hollow bridge, which has been the site of numerous suicides, became a City Hall priority this month when a 15-year-old Beaverton girl jumped ...   More
 
Friday, June 21, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

Vista Bridge Barriers Would Cost $2.5 Million

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A 15-year-old Beaverton girl jumped to her death from the Vista Bridge yesterday, the latest in a string of well-documented suicides on the historic bridge.City leaders have come up with a plan that would place barriers on Southwest Portland bridge and still satisfy the Oregon Office of Historic Preservation. The price tag? $2.5 million, says Portland Commissioner and new Bureau of Transportation ...   More
 
Thursday, June 6, 2013 ANDREA DAMEWOOD

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