Substantial work needed to end risk of people falling from Briton Ferry Bridge
THE Welsh Government has said removing the risk of people jumping from Briton Ferry Bridge would mean substantial work.
It commented following the latest incident on the A48 bridge, in which a man plunged to his death, on New Year's Day.
The incident prompted fresh calls for action to prevent such tragedies.
But a Welsh Government spokesperson said: "The parapet height is such that accidental falls are extremely unlikely, but sadly all bridges present an opportunity for suicides.
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"Eliminating this risk would require a substantial amount of work in raising the parapet and strengthening the edge of the bridge.
"Our national action plan — Talk to Me — is designed to raise awareness of suicide and self-harm."