SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - San Diego State University College of Engineering students Wednesday will present plans to install a fence on the Coronado Bridge as part of their final project for a Senior Engineering Design class.
Their plan, according to people who have seen it, is similar to the fence lining the Cold Spring Canyon Arch Bridge in Santa Barbara.
"I'm giving them an A+ if I were to grade it," said Wayne Strickland, president of the Coronado San Diego Bay Bridge Collaboration for Suicide Prevention. "It includes not only suicide prevention fence, but vehicles stopped from going over the side."
Both topics have been in the news quite a bit recently. Already in 2017, five people have committed suicide by jumping off the bridge. In 2016, 17 people did the same, the second-most in a single year since the bridge was built.