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Old 02-06-2011, 01:48 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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When I was a kid, you would occasionally read about someone who just decided to "end it all" at the top of the Harbor Bridge. I noticed recently that there is a padlocked gate that prevents people from taking the walk to the top. I wonder if that gate was always there or just added later to prevent people from walking up to the top of the bridge.
Does it happen anymore?

OMG, it looks like it's still happening: http://www.kztv10.com/news/harbor-bridge-suicide/ (broken link)

http://www.kztv10.com/news/robstown-man-talked-down-from-harbor-bridge/ (broken link)

http://www.caller.com/news/2010/jan/...-bridge-found/
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Old 02-06-2011, 02:48 PM
 
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ahh the good ole days...i remember when people used to jump off that bridge like it was a fashion trend.
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Old 02-06-2011, 04:52 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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ahh the good ole days...i remember when people used to jump off that bridge like it was a fashion trend.
you too, huh?
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Old 02-06-2011, 07:34 PM
 
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you too, huh?
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Old 02-08-2011, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Does anyone "jump off" of the Harbor Bridge anymore?

When I was a kid, you would occasionally read about someone who just decided to "end it all" at the top of the Harbor Bridge. I noticed recently that there is a padlocked gate that prevents people from taking the walk to the top. I wonder if that gate was always there or just added later to prevent people from walking up to the top of the bridge.
Does it happen anymore?
Don't do it wehotex, you could end up crippled for life instead of dying. That would be much worse then whatever problems you are dealing with now.
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Old 02-09-2011, 08:13 AM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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Don't do it wehotex, you could end up crippled for life instead of dying. That would be much worse then whatever problems you are dealing with now.
I don't think that anybody lives when they try it. Hitting the water at that speed would be like hitting a wall of concrete. Where do you think that they get the name "concrete street" from?
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Old 02-09-2011, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I don't think that anybody lives when they try it. Hitting the water at that speed would be like hitting a wall of concrete. Where do you think that they get the name "concrete street" from?
I still don't think you should jump!

A small number of people do survive those kinds of things.

Scottish Climber Falls 1,000 Feet and Survives

BBC News - Woman survives 23-storey fall from Argentina hotel Fell 23 stories and landed on a taxi. Water is softer then a taxi, yet she survived.

Tramper survives 30m fall - national | Stuff.co.nz
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Old 02-10-2011, 03:23 PM
 
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I still don't think you should jump!
But if you do...you must shout:

WEHO-LAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!


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Old 02-23-2011, 05:26 PM
 
Location: south coastal texas :)
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they plan on replacing the bridge :S
no comment on that.
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Old 03-24-2011, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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When I was a kid, you would occasionally read about someone who just decided to "end it all" at the top of the Harbor Bridge. I noticed recently that there is a padlocked gate that prevents people from taking the walk to the top. I wonder if that gate was always there or just added later to prevent people from walking up to the top of the bridge.
Does it happen anymore?

OMG, it looks like it's still happening: Harbor Bridge Suicide | Corpus Christi, TX | KZTV10.com | (http://www.kztv10.com/news/harbor-bridge-suicide/ - broken link)

Robstown Man Talked Down From Harbor Bridge | Corpus Christi, TX | KZTV10.com | (http://www.kztv10.com/news/robstown-man-talked-down-from-harbor-bridge/ - broken link)

Police: Body of man who jumped from Harbor Bridge found » Corpus Christi Caller-Times
I'm glad to see you still have not jumped!

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