Social media users also heaped praise on the driver.
One woman wrote: “The quick thinking of the driver not only showed the distressed man that someone cared, it saved his life. Well done to that driver! I hope the man is now safe and getting the help he needs.”
One Twitter user called the driver “a true knight of the road”, while another person tweeted: “Stuff like this always makes me well up. Lorry drivers are absolute legends.”
A Cheshire Police spokeswoman told Sky News it was called to reports of safety concerns for a man on a bridge over the M62 in Warrington on Tuesday afternoon.
She added: “A full closure was put in place while officers and specialist negotiators attended to the scene to engage with the man who was brought to safety and handed into the care of paramedics.”
:: Anyone feeling emotionally distressed or suicidal can call Samaritans for help on 116 123 or email [email protected] in the UK. In the US, call the Samaritans branch in your area or 1 (800) 273-TALK.