A 31-year-old Newark, Del. woman jumped off the Chesapeake City Bridge on Wednesday afternoon. A report at the scene indicated a woman left a parked car with Delaware tags and jumped from the bridge.
According to Maryland State Police, an officer spotted the woman on the bridge and stopped his cruiser. The woman gave her name and hometown and then jumped from the bridge, which can be crossed by pedestrians.
The body of the woman was recovered several minutes after the jump.
The heavily traveled bridge on Maryland Route 213 crosses the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, which divides Chesapeake City. It is the only crossing that allows pedestrians, according to the Army Corps of Engineers, which manages and maintains the bridge.