February 11, 2020 12:51
The Seoul Metropolitan Government will raise guardrails along bridges to prevent people from jumping off to their death.
It said the guardrails on 20 out of the 31 bridges over the Han River will be raised from 1.10-1.20 m to 2 m to deter people from climbing over them.
The city will spend W1.9 billion on Han River Bridge and Yanghwa Bridge this year (US$1=W1,188). Work on six other bridges will begin next year and the rest in 2025.
"We have prioritized work on bridges with a higher rate of suicide attempts," a city official said.
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