Can bridge barriers save lives?

Advocates ask state to install barriers to prevent suicides on Rhode Island's big bridges

By Christy Nadalin
Posted 11/28/19

Bristol resident Bryan Ganley was about 21 years old when he got a late night call from his best friend, who said he wanted to end his life.

Mr. Ganley was unable to change his friend’s …

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