Barrier to be installed along dangerous Logan Canyon curve

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Utah transportation officials say they’re installing a barrier along a Logan Canyon curve where several vehicles have slipped and fallen into the river below.

Utah Department of Transportation spokesman Vic Saunders says a 180-foot cable barrier will catch vehicles going too fast on the curve. The project costs about $30,000 and will take about two weeks.

A review of crash data by The Salt Lake Tribune showed 25 accidents had happened on the curve between 2007 and 2010. In 16 of those instances, the cars ended up in the water.

The curve got even more attention after passersby rescued three children trapped in a car that ended up in the icy river on New Year’s Eve.

Saunders tells the Tribune the crashes this past winter prompted the project.

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