Nearly 50 people have jumped to their deaths from Santa
Barbara’s Cold Spring Canyon Arch Bridge since its construction in
1964. The Cold Spring Canyon Arch Bridge Suicide Prevention
Committee – formed in November – began meeting last week to develop
strategies to prevent the suicides, which also threaten police
officers when they attempt to intercept them. The committee seeks
public comment on a host of proposed prevention plans, including
restricting access, installing a no-loitering sign, and building a
tightly woven metal barrier. The first public hearing is scheduled
for May 22 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Santa Barbara City College, BC245
Forum Room. The forum will include a film created by a Golden Gate
Bridge jump survivor.


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