- Associated Press - Thursday, December 1, 2016

SEDONA, Ariz. (AP) - The Arizona Department of Transportation will be adding protective fencing to a Sedona-area bridge where people have jumped to their deaths.

Sedona sought ADOT’s help after four people committed suicide last year from Midgley Bridge.

That’s twice as many suicides as any other year in the past decade at the historic steel arch bridge along State Route 89A, about 1 ½ miles north of Sedona.

ADOT officials said Thursday that 10-foot-tall, chain-link style fencing will be attached to the bridge’s railings over the next few weeks.

It’ll involve overnight lane closures and alternating traffic over the bridge.

The restriction will be in place from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sundays through Fridays beginning Dec. 5 and ending Dec. 23.

If necessary, work will resume Dec. 26 and continue until completion.


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