A tearful Dan Barks of Napa, who lost his son, Donovan, to suicide on the bridge in 2008, said after the vote that he was almost speechless. “A lot of people have done so much incredible work to get this accomplished,” he said.
After the vote, he rose from his knees and shared a tearful embrace with Sue Story of Rocklin, whose son Jacob jumped off the bridge in 2010.
“We did it, Dan! We did it! It’s no longer the Bridge of Death anymore,” she said.