Thursday, April 06, 2017
Let natural selection do its job
This bridge over a river in the Sierra Nevada range is the fourth largest span in the US, and the support structure is below the road bed, so naturally, young thrill seekers like to climb out on the trusses and take their pictures hundreds of feet above the canyon floor.
Over 100 people have fallen to their deaths from this bridge either by accident or on purpose by jumping and while there are caution/warning signs up everywhere, kids like to take pics of themselves defying death.
Recently a girl attempted to take a selfie out on the bridge, lost her balance, and fell 60 feet but somehow managed not to die. Predictably, people are clamoring for more protection and prevention to kids cannot crawl out there to defy death.
But this seems like a self-correcting problem to me. The caution signs are all the deterrent the authorities are obligated to provide......natural selection will take care of the rest.