Man, 74, jumps to his death off historic old bridge in Lambertville

New-Hope Lambertville Bridge. Credit: Wikipedia

LAMBERTVILLE —  Authorities said a 74-year-old man jumped to his death off the New Hope-Lambertville Route 202 Toll Bridge.

The man, whose identity has not been disclosed, was pulled from the water near the New Hope free bridge shortly after 1:30 p.m. today by Lambertville rescue and was declared dead at the scene, according to the Star-Ledger of Newark.

“There doesn’t seem to be any foul play,” State Police Sgt. Adam Grossman told the newspaper. “Preliminary investigation indicates it may be a suicide.”

The 1,053-foot, steel truss bridge spans the Delaware River and connects the town of Lambertville with New Hope, Pa.

The six-span bridge was built in 1814, according to reports.