UNION Bridge safety screens will be installed by mid-year.
Thrill-seekers have spent another summer jumping into the Murray River from the bridge linking Albury and Wodonga.
NSW Roads and Maritime Services yesterday said a review of environmental effects for bridge safety screens would soon be released for comment.
The project was announced in May last year and the authority has since had the Government Architect’s Office develop concept and preliminary designs of the screens.
Installing the screens is the last roll of the dice by the authority, the Albury Council and police to stop people jumping from the bridge — usually during school holidays.
Attempts to curb the activity since 2008 have included signs, a promotional postcard campaign and constant monitoring.
The screens will be big enough to prevent people jumping from the bridge.
The screens, costing more than $100,000, are designed to retain the view of the river and the heritage significance of the bridge.
Five design options were being considered.