Thomas Johnson Bridge

UPDATE: First responders recovered a body in the water below the Thomas Johnson Bridge at approximately 9:16 a.m.

They are transporting the patient to a nearby hospital with CPR in progress. We will continue to provide any additional updates as they are made available.

UPDATE AT 8:45 AM: Police recently announced that the Governor Thomas Johnson Bridge has been reopened.

SOLOMONS, Md. — The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office recently announced that the Thomas Johnson Bridge, one of two connecting points for St. Mary’s and Calvert County, will be temporarily shut down.

If you know someone in a crisis, you can direct them to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. 

You can call them at 1-800-273-8255 or text HELLO to 741741, which is the Crisis Text Line. Both services are free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All calls are confidential. 

For more information, check out the official website for the National Institute of Mental Health.

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18 Comments

  1. ” Update at 8:45AM: Police recently announced that the Governor Thomas Johnson Bridge has been reopened.”

    But did they say why they closed it?

  2. they need to build new bridge it’s i definitely one of the leading causes of deaths in our county people jumping off this tall bridge

    1. There are a LOT more suicides in SOMD than the few jumpers from the bridge. Most obituaries that read, ‘died unexpectedly’ are code for suicide.

    2. There are no plans to build a new bridge, that project was scrapped over ten years ago, there’s nothing wrong with the bridge that’s there

  3. I was minutes driving on the Thomas Johnson Bridge this morning after the person jumping. How many more lives will be taken before something is done? The motorists who witness the tragedy are devastated. How can people be expected to just drive away? They are traumatized. My prayers go out to the families. This issue has been topic in our community for quite sometime. It’s time the issue is addressed.

  4. Fencing at the bottoms. And not the top. Seems counterintuitive. Also signs recognizing that its a jump zone prob dont help either. “Heres a hotline number for jumpers….so dont jump.” Prayers to all that feel helpless. Sad.

  5. that bridge is becoming a #1 spot for suicides maybe it overdue for some added prevention measures like tall fencing and wire, so sad people fell so lost

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