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Portsmouth Marine 2 crashes through ice as it returns to East Passage Yachting Center after searching for a bridge jumper this afternoon. Photo courtesy of Portsmouth Fire Department.

Icy conditions hampered search for bridge jumper

Icy conditions hampered search for bridge jumper

BRISTOL/PORTSMOUTH — Several fire department boats were unable to respond to a report of a jumper off the Mt. Hope Bridge today due to the icy conditions in Narragansett Bay. The search for an unidentified man who witnesses saw jumping from the span’s north side has not turned up anything as of late this afternoon. The

A U.S. Coast Guard boat searches the waters beneath the Mt. Hope Bridge shortly before 2 p.m. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Search on for Mt. Hope Bridge jumper

BRISTOL/PORTSMOUTH — The U.S. Coast Guard along with fire department and police units from Bristol and Portsmouth are searching for a person who reportedly jumped off the Mt. Hope Bridge this afternoon. A “confirmed jumper” was reported from the north side of the span sometime after 1 p.m. The Marine 1 boat out of Bristol was

Northbound drivers on Bristol Ferry Road in Portsmouth were at a standstill following the accident. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Bridge accident snarls Portsmouth, Bristol traffic

PORTSMOUTH — A vehicle accident on the Portsmouth side of the Mt. Hope Bridge late this afternoon created a logjam of traffic on both sides of the span during the height of drivers’ commute home. At about 5:20 p.m. vehicles heading into Portsmouth on the bridge were being diverted by police around a disabled white car

A Rhode Islander’s responsibility regarding suicide

In Rhode Island, it’s easier to use our bridges to kill yourself, than it is to conduct business and tourism in the Ocean State. Each year bridges like the Mount Hope and Claiborne Pell become convenient facilitators of suicide in the minds of the ill. Both of the previously mentioned bridges, as well as others,

File photo of a previous search near Mt. Hope Bridge.

Search continues for woman who jumped from Mt. Hope Bridge

PORTSMOUTH/BRISTOL — An ongoing search of Mt. Hope Bay has still not turned up anything after a woman jumped from the top of the Mt. Hope Bridge Tuesday night. “There was a confirmed jump,” Portsmouth Deputy Fire Chief Michael O’Brien said Thursday. The Portsmouth Fire Department was notified that a 44-year-old woman jumped from the

4 Bridges Ride

Charity ride Sunday to interrupt some Portsmouth drivers

PORTSMOUTH — On Sunday, Sept. 21, early morning motorists in the Jamestown, North Kingstown, Portsmouth and Newport area should be prepared for slight delays and traffic detours. The 4 Bridges Ride, a 26-mile charity bike ride hosted by Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA), will begin at 7 a.m. and police will begin blocking off

PORTSMOUTH — A Portsmouth police officer stopped a woman from jumping off the Mt. Hope Bridge Saturday afternoon, according to police. On Saturday at 3:35 p.m., police responded to the bridge for the report of a female walking on the span. Officer David Powers located the female near the center span, standing on the railings

Bristol fire retrieves body from Mt. Hope bay

Emergency crews were dispatched to the waters beneath the Mt. Hope bridge on Friday, March 14, after receiving information that a man jumped from the span. Bristol’s Marine One was launched from the Church Street dock at approximately 12:30 p.m. and it’s crew recovered the body of a man believed to be approximately 40 years