GWB get­ting sui­cide fence

New York Daily News - - NEWS - Thomas Tracy

THE PORT AU­THOR­ITY is putting up tem­po­rary safety fenc­ing along the Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton Bridge this week to stop sui­cides on the his­toric span, of­fi­cials said Thurs­day.

Con­struc­tion crews shut down the south walk­way that runs par­al­lel to the up­per level road­way as they started the project on Mon­day — the same day a man leaped to his death from the bridge.

The project is ex­pected to be com­pleted by the end of the year.

Bi­cy­clists and pedes­tri­ans are be­ing moved to the north walk­way, which is usu­ally closed to the pub­lic, a Port Au­thor­ity spokesman said. A dozen peo­ple jumped to their deaths from the Hud­son River bridge in 2016 — a 33% de­cline from the 18 sui­cide deaths on the bridge in 2015.

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