Suicide From Bridges in Washington, DC
This analysis examined the effects of bridge barriers on the number of suicides from bridges in Washington, DC. Barriers were installed on the Ellington bridge in 1986 & from 1987-1989, there were no suicides from this bridge. Results suggest that the total number of bridge suicides declined after the installation of barriers on the Ellington bridge alone & also suggest that fencing on other Washington bridges might prevent their use for suicide. Limitations of the analysis are discussed.