Year: 1990 Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, v.24, no.3, (September 1990), p.377-380 SIEC No: 19901969

The opening of a new high river bridge in Brisbane allowed a naturalistic experimental testing of whether the sample engaging in suicidal behaviour from the new bridge was similar to that from the adjoining older bridge. Substantial differences were found for the two samples. This suggests that persons prevented from jumping from one bridge, for example by a barrier, will not automatically jump from the alternative bridge although a minority may do so. (7 refs.)