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Correction: Bridge-Suicides story

April 11, 2019

HARTFORD, Vt. (AP) — In a story April 6 about construction plans for the Quechee Gorge Bridge, which has been the site of several suicides, The Associated Press erroneously reported the scope of the plans. They call for possible rehabilitation of the bridge, not its replacement.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Officials propose rehabilitating bridge with suicide fencing

Vermont transportation officials have scheduled a meeting to discuss possibly rehabilitating a bridge that was the site of several suicides

HARTFORD, Vt. (AP) — Vermont transportation officials have scheduled a meeting to discuss possibly rehabilitating a bridge that was the site of several suicides.

The Valley News reports the state Agency of Transportation is inviting the public to weigh in on design options for the Quechee Gorge Bridge project during the meeting set for Monday.

Design proposals include rehabilitating the bridge and installing a permanent barrier wall, sidewalks and railings.

The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Hartford Town Hall.

Plans for the bridge would be developed into next year, and the project is estimated to be complete in 2022.

A temporary fence was installed on both sides of the bridge in October. Police say 14 suicides took place at the gorge between 2007 and July 2018.