The City of Vancouver is moving forward with controversial plans to upgrade the Burrard Street Bridge with suicide prevention barriers.
City staff recommend council award a nearly 16 million contract to Graham Infrastructure as part of a 35 million dollar upgrade of the Burrard Bridge.
It includes structural rehabilitation, local widening, street lighting, and “means prevention” in other words, steel suicide barriers.
It comes after a recommendation from Vancouver Coastal Health as someone leaps to their death every year.
Heritage advocates and the film industry was opposed, saying it would ruin the look of the bridge.