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Old 03-08-2019, 11:08 PM
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I like the top one better than the "enclosed" one that looks like a long cage.
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Old 03-09-2019, 12:02 AM
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While it was very sad, why, just because one obviously sick person did herself in, should they ugly up our bridges? Can't protect everyone from themselves unless we all walk around in locked padded steel bubbles. If someone wants to off themselves they will find a way to do it. This isn't like NYC where people throw bricks at cars off a bridge. She could have just as easily thrown herself in front of a car or train or pulled a fake gun on a cop.
Surely you don't think that rock throwing from bridges and the resultant damage/death doesn't occur in FL!
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Old 03-09-2019, 06:23 AM
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I’m assuming this thread is about modifying existing and new bridges in TV?
I personally, don’t believe TV’rs are rock throwers, so
why not have gates only opened by our cards on either end, and also add cameras on the bridges.
As far as preventing suicides by jumping, there have been no definitve studies
that show that bridge fences reduce jumping deaths in a given area.
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Old 03-09-2019, 08:13 AM
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I’m assuming this thread is about modifying existing and new bridges in TV?
I personally, don’t believe TV’rs are rock throwers, so
why not have gates only opened by our cards on either end, and also add cameras on the bridges.
As far as preventing suicides by jumping, there have been no definitve studies
that show that bridge fences reduce jumping deaths in a given area.
I agree with you. Most object throwing is done by teens and young males. Our males get drunk and our females too, some of them, but can't remember any object throwing off of bridges. Or any suicides like this one either in eleven years here after avidly reading everything I can about this place from every source available.

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Old 03-09-2019, 08:21 AM
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I rather like The Bridges Of Madison County design.
Wont stop the suicidal, but their last look, would be more aesthetic.
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Old 03-09-2019, 08:27 AM
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I personally, don’t believe TV’rs are rock throwers
But some of them have some very problematic children and the next golf cart bridge is going to be over a major interstate highway. A bottle or rock thrown over a road with cars traveling in excess of 70 MPH will kill people.
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Old 03-09-2019, 08:29 AM
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While it was very sad, why, just because one obviously sick person did herself in, should they ugly up our bridges? Can't protect everyone from themselves unless we all walk around in locked padded steel bubbles. If someone wants to off themselves they will find a way to do it. This isn't like NYC where people throw bricks at cars off a bridge. She could have just as easily thrown herself in front of a car or train or pulled a fake gun on a cop.
It’s just not NYC it’s all over the country, you just don’t here about it. I agree should be fence to keep delinquents form killing someone. Yes it might prevent the rare suicide, i personally don’t want hit person in the road that jumped or have the person come through my windshield and kill me. Standards change, just like water towers ladders use to not have cage or padlock plate to prevent climbers.
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Old 03-09-2019, 08:31 AM
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I like the top one better than the "enclosed" one that looks like a long cage.
Well, some times you need to cage the animals
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Snip....> I personally, don’t believe TV’rs are rock throwers<...Snip
I personally don't believe that quite a few TV'ers drink to excess and do stupid and impulsive things...with/while on their golf carts.


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Another thing when I’m traveling and I see little Bastards on bridge, switch lanes under the bridge or slow done so I can switch lanes under the bridge. Stuff thrown off bridges had happen in every state i’ve Lived in, and being in the military I lived in quite few.
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