Woman falls off California’s highest bridge while taking selfie

  • A woman fell off California’s highest bridge while taking selfie
  • She fell down approximately 60 feet to the trail down below
  • She suffered minor injuries and is expected to survive

A woman who was taking selfie on the girders of California’s highest bridge on Tuesday fell down 60 feet below, but miraculously survived.

The Placer County Sheriff posted the story on its Facebook page as a warning to other tourists and trespassers.

The unidentified woman from Sacramento was reportedly walking the girders underneath the Foresthill Bridge with friends when she tried to take a selfie. Losing her footing, she fell approximately 60 feet to the trail down below.

Foresthill Bridge is the highest in California at 730 feet, and is one of the highest in the United States.

The woman miraculously survived the fall and was airlifted to Roseville Medical Center; suffering a deep gash to her arm and fractured bones that needs surgery.

“This young lady is very lucky to be alive and the consequences could have been worse for her, her friends and her family,” said the post.

The walkways under the bridge are now closed for the protection of the residents and the community.

“Any trespassers found on the bridge will be cited. Be safe and tour the bridge from the sidewalks above,” the county sheriff said.

“Worse yet, you can lose your life and none of that is worth a selfie! Enjoy the bridge and canyon from the designated areas,” it added.