Make the Port Colborne Mellanby Bridge Safer Now sign now

In the early morning hours of Aug.7,2008 the life of Joshua Mack 24 years old came to a sudden and tragic ending.Josh's vehicle ended up in the Welland Canal in Port Colborne Ontario at the Mellanby Bridge and a wonderful future for all of us was taken.
The Niagara Region did install Turn Control Signs (Rb-11 & Rb-12) on the mast arms of the traffic signals at Mellanby Ave. early in 2009 .These signs will be internally illuminated and will only be visible when the bridge is in the raised position. The other levels of Government have only expressed their condolences and the Transport Minister of Canada states that the responsibility for improvements is up to the Province of Ontario and the Regional and Municipal governments.
When travelling southbound on Welland Avenue and turning on to the bridge road when the bridge is in the up position, a vehicle would travel approximately 108 feet before it would come in contact with traffic control arms which would bounce up when contacted by a vehicle.The traffic control arms are approximately 12 feet from the end of the roadway and the waters edge.The way that this specific bridge opens,there is nothing to prevent a vehicle from going into the canal.
Access to the bridge road needs to be prohibited when the bridge is in the up position and Bridge Open LED warning signs need to be placed both on the northbound and southbound approaches to the bridge area.OR a new bridge should be installed which would open in the center of the canal.This means all levels of Government and the St.Lawrence Seaway must get together and find a way to move the traffic control arms closer to the intersection.
Please sign this petition and show your support in the memory of Josh Mack,so a tragic accident never occurs again at this bridge.
We demand more changes to the bridge area.

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  • 22 December 2015300. Michael Pb
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  • 16 December 2015299. Jeremy K
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  • 05 December 2015298. John Thomasw
    There should totally be more protection at this bridge. I was amazed at how little there was. City/Town,Postal Code Winona, L8e 5K7
  • 23 November 2015297. Ashley Lp
    ...the good die young.... City/Town,Postal Code L2A2G6
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    I love you Josh this is for you with Honour City/Town,Postal Code Fort Erie, L2A 4J2
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    please make this safer...God Bless the surviving family members of those who have lost their lives City/Town,Postal Code SSMarie, On, P6A 5V3
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Governments of Canada,Ontario,Niagara Region,Port Colborne and the St.Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation

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