Caltrans reveals possible suicide barriers for Coronado Bridge

Posted at 11:29 PM, Nov 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-15 02:30:10-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Caltrans presented five renderings of possible suicide barriers for the San Diego-Coronado Bridge.

More than 400 people have killed themselves by jumping from the bridge since it was opened in 1969, making it the second deadliest suicide bridge in the nation behind San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge.

The possible suicide barriers include a large net underneath the bridge similar to the one to be put on the Golden Gate Bridge, three types of fencing, or 18-inch spikes on top of the existing barriers.

Caltrans said one design will be chosen in Spring 2018.

They said it will take several years to build the barrier because they need to have environmental impact studies done and get funding for it.