Niagara Region has called a meeting to find a solution for the Burgoyne Bridge. Niagara Regional Police, emergency services, Public Health, the MTO and others will meet today to find a strategy. This comes after two deaths in the area in less than a week. Once a plan has been developed, CAO Carmen D’Angelo will bring it to Regional Council for discussion.
The two deaths have sparked calls for suicide barriers or netting to be installed at the bridge. Right now, there’s a partial barrier on one side, which public works says is meant to catch debris, so it doesn’t fall on houses below. St. Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik says barriers needed to be put up at the Burgoyne Bridge. These barriers have proven effective at other major bridges, like the Bloor Street Viaduct in Toronto.