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Yeah, this is actually a thing.
At this point maybe it's more of an urban legend than it is something that people actually do anymore, but don't you think the Brooklyn Olympics of 2012 are the perfect time to revive it as a sport?
Well, maybe not.
Because this is a crazy, crazy thing that people used to do. I know because I read about it in a Vice column by Rob Delaney, so it is definitely true and a thing that happened.
Disqualified if you fall off the bridge and die before you jump.
Or during the jump.
Or following the jump.
No honor in death here, people.