UPDATE: Reported Hanging Body Shuts Down High Street Bridge

Alameda Police closed the bridge down for about an hour to investigate a body that was reported hanging off the bridge Monday afternoon.

High Street Bridge reopened after police conducted an hour-long investigation regarding an apparent suicide, police said.

At around 12:53 p.m., Alameda Police Department was notified about a body hanging from High Street Bridge, according to Lt. Ted Horlbeck.

"It appears to be a suicide," Horlbeck said.

Alameda County Coroner is in the process of conducting further investigation he added.

Alameda Police posted on its Facebook and Twitter pages around 1:15 p.m. that both directions on the bridge had been closed down. Drivers were advised to seek alternate routs. An advisory was also sent out via e-mail.

About an hour later, police sent out another alert saying that the investigation concluded and the bridge had reopened.

Back in April 2011, a person was also found hanging from the Miller-Sweeny (Fruitvale) Bridge.

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Michael John Torrey November 27, 2012 at 10:32 PM
Attn: John Spangler In case you have not already the bridge was closed because of an apparent suicide. The Alameda Patch sent out a breaking News Report this afternoon. Michael John Torrey mjohntorrey54@yahoo.com Alameda, CA. 94501-1875
alameda vigilante November 30, 2012 at 07:18 PM
And as we learned during the Raymond Zack tragedy, the City of Alameda has an abnormally high rate of suicides, per capita.
R December 02, 2012 at 08:43 PM
hmmm...I'm curious to see a reference on that statement. Can you provide one?
nt December 03, 2012 at 01:23 AM
..especially in the parking lot of or the Safeway in the Town Centre..
Jon Spangler December 26, 2012 at 03:28 AM
Dave, None of the details about the cause of the closure were available when I made my first comments. of course any loss of life is tragic, and suicide is especially so. But none of us had that information yet when this story first appeared as a bridge closure story, without context.


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