Man Leaps From New Bay Bridge, New Span's First Suicide

Unidentified man jumps from eastern span of Bay Bridge.

A man has died after jumping from the eastern span of the Bay Bridge on Wednesday, according to authorities.

At about 10 a.m., the man, who has not been identified, jumped from the westbound side of the new $6.4 billion span, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. He jumped near the tower, dead in what authorities say is a likely suicide.

If confirmed, it would be the new Bay Bridge's first recorded suicide, the newspaper reported. A woman has also jumped but she survived, albeit with serious injuries.

The bridge has been open for about a year. A CHP spokesperson said the man did not jump from the bridge's bike and pedestrian path.

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Need help? In the U.S., call 1-800-273-8255
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