Bristol woman, 79, dies after jump from Mt. Hope Bridge

Posted 1/30/13

Bristol fire and rescue recovered the body of a woman who jumped off the Mt. Hope Bridge at around 11 a.m. Wednesday.

The woman's name has not been released, however police confirmed that she was a 79-year-old Bristol resident.

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