Suicide Bridge

File photo of a suicide barrier on a bridge in another city. (Photo by PEDRO UGARTE/AFP/Getty Images)

Area Residents Push For Barrier At ‘Suicide Bridge’

On a sunny January afternoon, 12 stories above a busy street, a newly engaged 19-year-old woman jumped to her death from a spectacular arch bridge west of downtown Portland. Last month, in the middle of the night, a 40-year-old man did the same. Last week, yet another person — a 15-year-old girl — plunged from the span.