Year: 1994 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.24, no.1, (Spring 1994), p.89-99 SIEC No: 19940085

The issue of bridge suicides in Washington D.C. is discussed in regards to the installation of suicide fences. There were 3 main arguments used against the installation of the fences: 1. the fences blocked scenic views; 2. the architectural integrity of the bridges had to be maintained; and 3. fences do not prevent suicides. Comments on these issues are presented by P. W. O’Carroll and M. M. Silverman.