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"GUARD" FENCE ON PARAPET. CONSTRUCTION AUTHORISED. Though the works committee of the Auckland City Council made no recommendation to the council last evening on the question of erecting a "guard" fence, on the Grafton Bridge parapet, an amendment to the report by the Mayor, Mr. Ernest Davii?, that-the work should be proceeded with was adopted. There was no discussion.

The question was first raised several meetings ago, when councillors and others expressed concern at the number of suicides connected with the bridge. A report was made on the subject, in which it was suggested that some protective measure should be adopted. The works committee recommended that the matter -should be deferred until the 1937 estimates were under consideration.

Recent happenings again raided the question, the engineer reporting that the "provision of a close-niesh galvanised wire fence, four feet high, placed vertically on t<lie parapet, with supports would cost approximately £000. The finance committee stated that it approved the engineer's plans, and requested the works committee to report to the council as to whether it was satisfied with their suitability. The works committee reported last night, however, that it had no recommendation to make. .... - ......

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GRAFTON BRIDGE., Auckland Star, Volume LXVII, Issue 300, 18 December 1936

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GRAFTON BRIDGE. Auckland Star, Volume LXVII, Issue 300, 18 December 1936

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