Hoover Dam Bridge Reopens to Traffic

By Nicole Lucht

Published 07/12 2012 12:02PM

Updated 07/12 2012 08:18PM

LAS VEGAS -- The Hoover Dam bridge has reopened after traffic between Nevada and Arizona  came to a standstill as police dealt with a man threatening to jump from the bypass bridge.

The Nevada Highway Patrol closed the O'Callaghan-Tillman bypass bridge, as well as traffic on the dam access road, while the situation was addressed.

The man jumped to his death about 12:30 p.m., according to a spokesman for the federal Bureau of Reclamation. His body has been recovered from the water.

This is the third suicide from the bridge this year.

If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or 1-800-784-2433. 

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