8th Street Bridge How to Save a Life Plea!
Citizens Securing Life on 8th Street Bridge Allentown We, the undersigned, petition all duly elected public officials, private administrators, agencies, and departments that oversee, maintain, and otherwise provide for the Albertus L. Meyers Bridge, locally known as the Eighth Street Bridge. We implore aforementioned entities to convene a task force in order to make effective modification(s) to the bridge for the abatement of suicide and suicide attempts. With modifications, Allentown and Lehigh County can, thereby, remove the stigma of the Eighth Street Bridge as the foremost place to commit suicide in the U.S. We call for the efficient and timely implementation of fencing, signage, and regular patrols to discourage suicides. We petitioners span the greater Lehigh Valley area and stand united in our concern to promote a culture of life and civic pride in downtown Allentown, Pennsylvania.