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June 9, 2013

Portlanders push for barrier at 'Suicide Bridge'

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Niagara Gazette — "There's a reason we have flesh," Kenneth Kahn said. "We're not supposed to see this stuff."

Kahn's wife, Bonnie, saw the aftermath of 19-year-old Aris Bishop's jump in January. She remains convinced it was a terrible, spur-of-the-moment decision, and that Bishop would be alive today if there had been a barrier.

"She had just painted her fingernails," she recalled.

Some days later, Bishop's fiance unexpectedly visited the Kahns' office. Agitated, he paced back and forth, wanting to know precisely where she had died. The Kahns showed him.

The young man walked to the spot and sat. Then he rose and sprinted down the street.

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