Year: 1993 Source: Perceptual and Motor Skills, v.77, (1993), p.534 SIEC No: 20000430

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.