Even more places where people commit suicide.
More popular places that people choose to commit suicide. Just as in my original article Most Popular Suicide Sites some of these sites are amazingly beautiful. Why people choose such beautiful places to kill themselves is a mystery to me? Almost all of these sites do have great heights and that could be the reason they are chosen by people who decide to cheat life.
Cliffs of Moher
These spectacular seaside cliffs are located in County Clare, Ireland. The Cliffs of Moher rise to a height of 702 feet and are considered today to be Ireland’s top tourist attraction drawing nearly 1 million visitors per year. Unfortunately a few of these visitors decide to end their lives each year leaping from the cliffs. In 2008 it is believed that 4 people killed themselves at the cliffs while another 4 were talked out of leaping from the cliffs by the local Rangers on duty.
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
Rio Grande Gorge Bridge spans the beautiful Rio Grande Gorge northwest of Taos, New Mexico along route 64. It stands over 650 feet above the Rio Grande and is 1,280 feet long. It is not known exactly how many people have committed suicide by jumping from this bridge. Many authorities do not release such figures as they believe it may lead to copycats. “Natural Born Killers”, “Twins” with California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, “She’s Having a Baby” with Kevin Bacon and “Wild Hogs” with John Travolta and Tim Allen are all movies in which this bridge appears.
Jacques Cartier Bridge
The Jacques Cartier Bridge spans the St. Lawrence river between Montreal (Mount-Royal), Quebec and Longueuil, Quebec in Canada. Originally named the Montreal Harbour Bridge its name was changed to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Jacques Cartier’s first voyage up the St. Lawrence River. The bridge was opened in 1930 and is a bit over 2 miles long and reaches a height of 163 feet. It has 5 car lanes and 8 foot wide lanes on the sides for walking and biking. Roughly 35 million vehicles pass over the bridge each year. The bridge saw an average of 10 suicides per year until 2004 when a suicide prevention barrier was finally installed.