Category: Hoan Bridge

What Are Suicide Barriers?

Suicide barriers are much more common than you might think, but what are they? Often times, we pass these barriers not even realizing or questioning their purpose. Suicide barriers adorn buildings, parking structures, bridges, freeway overpasses, iconic landmarks, and other tall structures all over the world. Barriers have several different forms, including metal nets, or…
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May 14, 2018 6

All That Separates You: Suicide Barriers On the Hoan Bridge

The Hoan Bridge is undeniably an iconic Milwaukee landmark. While the yellow bridge adds to the picturesque skyline, and is an essential vein into the downtown, it also serves as a destination for suicide. Although this information could not be formally verified, according to an article published on May 25, 2016, by Milwaukee News Station,…
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May 14, 2018 0

Katie Posthuma-Bain & Her Petition to Install Barriers on the Hoan Bridge

Annually in Milwaukee, at least one known suicidal death occurs on the Hoan Bridge, according to Katie Posthuma-Bain, who started a petition in January 2018 on to install barriers on the Hoan Bridge.  It’s hard to miss the Hoan Bridge when driving in Milwaukee. The large yellow arches are beautiful to drive under as…
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May 11, 2018 0

An Unrecognized Past Can Lead to a Troubling Future

  Current associations with the Milwaukee Hoan Bridge may remind locals of the beauty and love of our city. However, it may also be a reminder of grief and danger to those who are connected to the deaths from the bridge. Although it is unclear just how many hazardous situations have occurred within the bridge’s…
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April 24, 2018 0