The Foresthill Bridge, pictured  in July 2010, is the tallest bridge in California and spans 730 feet over the north fork of the American River near Auburn. Dozens of young people made their way to the bridge to illegally climb onto the narrow metal catwalk. Some of them scaled the walkway’s railing to walk tightrope-like on exposed girders, Placer County sheriff’s officials said, and some reportedly lowered themselves beneath the girders to hang by their hands.
The Foresthill Bridge, pictured in July 2010, is the tallest bridge in California and spans 730 feet over the north fork of the American River near Auburn. Dozens of young people made their way to the bridge to illegally climb onto the narrow metal catwalk. Some of them scaled the walkway’s railing to walk tightrope-like on exposed girders, Placer County sheriff’s officials said, and some reportedly lowered themselves beneath the girders to hang by their hands. Andy Alfaro Sacramento Bee file
The Foresthill Bridge, pictured in July 2010, is the tallest bridge in California and spans 730 feet over the north fork of the American River near Auburn. Dozens of young people made their way to the bridge to illegally climb onto the narrow metal catwalk. Some of them scaled the walkway’s railing to walk tightrope-like on exposed girders, Placer County sheriff’s officials said, and some reportedly lowered themselves beneath the girders to hang by their hands. Andy Alfaro Sacramento Bee file

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February 17, 2015 4:48 PM

Placer sheriff cracks down on bridge ‘girder hangers’

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