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State Route 163 Lanes Near Cabrillo Bridge Reopened

The Laurel Street bridge is the western entrance to San Diego's Balboa Park.
Loren Javier
The Laurel Street bridge is the western entrance to San Diego's Balboa Park.

Authorities reopened northbound state Route 163 in Balboa Park at 3 p.m., according to Caltrans.

A stretch of the freeway had been blocked off because a suicidal man was threatening to jump off the Laurel Street Bridge, the California Highway Patrol reported.

It forced the closure of both sides of SR-163, as well as the 10th Avenue ramp to SR-163.

Police were able to persuade him to come down off the edge of the structure and get psychological help.