Thursday, December 4, 2008

My home state

Every day driving home from work I have to go over the Victory Bridge. It is a nice looking bridge as bridges go, dedicated to our WW2 vets. The problem is it has become a hot spot for suicide attempts. Occasionally I am stuck in traffic jams while police try to coax someone off the railing. In this down economy, putting up a barb wire fence to prevent jumping was deemed too expensive. Plus, I guess it would interfere with the aesthetics. As an alternative, signs were put up every 100 feet persuading potential leapers not to jump.

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