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Woman snapping selfie falls 60 feet from Foresthill Bridge

Exploring the Foresthill Bridge via drone

The Foresthill Bridge stands 730 feet above the American River, east of Auburn, Calif. Officials have been reminding visitors to enjoy the bridge and canyon from the designated areas -- visitors found in any closed locations will be cited or arres
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The Foresthill Bridge stands 730 feet above the American River, east of Auburn, Calif. Officials have been reminding visitors to enjoy the bridge and canyon from the designated areas -- visitors found in any closed locations will be cited or arres

A Sacramento woman was hospitalized after she fell about 60 feet as she tried to take a selfie while walking along girders beneath the Foresthill Bridge.

The woman and a group of friends were walking on girders underneath the bridge Tuesday afternoon. The woman tried to take a photo of herself and fell from the girders, landing on the trail about 60 feet below, according to a Placer County Sheriff’s Office news release.

She was flown to Sutter Roseville Medical Center and is expected to survive, the news release said. The woman’s name was not released.

The sheriff’s office stressed that walking along the girders is a violation of the Placer County Code and the state Penal Code.

“The walkways under the Foresthill Bridge are closed for the protection of our residents and our community,” the sheriff’s department stated in a post on its Facebook page. “Any trespassers found on the bridge will be cited. Be safe and tour the bridge from the sidewalks above. This young lady is very lucky to be alive and the consequences could have been worse for her, her friends and her family.”

The Placer County Sheriff's Department responded Tuesday to an incident in which a woman trying to take a selfie from the girders beneath the Foresthill Bridge survived a fall to a trail 60 feet below.

In this video from April 16, 2014, the iconic span, east of Auburn and towering 730 feet above the American River, receives a face-lift, including a fresh coat of green paint, 220,000 bolts and more than 2.3 million pounds of new steel, part of a

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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