Cornell University and the city of Ithaca are working together to select a design for suicide prevention bridge barriers at seven bridges located on or near the Cornell campus. Following three suicides that took place on the campus in spring 2010, the university consulted with suicide prevention experts, who recommended that Cornell install the barriers. The designs include nets and fences, and are meant to both provide security and maintain “vista, view, transparency, and openness,” according to Cornell architect Gilbert Delgado. At present, temporary black fences are in place at the bridges. Cornell and Ithaca are soliciting comments on the various options from the public.
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