Man on Bay Bridge causes major traffic delays

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Traffic came to a crawl on the Bay Bridge Thursday night during rush hour.

Just before 4:30 PM drivers started calling 911-- saying someone was dangling from the bridge.

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Officers shut down all five westbound lanes of the bridge for about 30 minutes. When they couldn't find the man they had the Coast Guard bring a boat underneath the bridge. They spotted the man on a ledge below.

A Coast Guard officer persuaded the man to come to safety.

CHP officers say this was the best possible outcome.

Officers say the man was a passenger in a car who then got out. He was taken to a hospital for a medical evaluation.
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