Sen. Ruben Diaz asks Department of Transportation to raise guard rails on Henry Hudson Bridge

The MTA told News 12 that the improvement project along the Henry Hudson Bridge meets all national and New York State guidelines and is safe.

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THE BRONX - The guard rails along the Henry Hudson Bridge stand at 34 inches high, but some people feel that it isn't high enough to keep motorists safe.

New York state Sen. Ruben Diaz wrote a letter to the Department of Transportation asking the agency to reconsider its construction of barriers along the bridge to prevent tragedies. Diaz cited a 2012 accident along the Bronx River Parkway that caused a minivan to flip over the barriers, killing seven people.

The MTA told News 12 in a statement that the improvement project along the Henry Hudson Bridge meets all national and New York State guidelines and is safe.

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