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Deputies crack down at Foresthill Bridge after woman fell while taking a selfie

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 group of men were cited for trespassing on walkways beneath the Foresthill Bridge, the site where a woman recently fell while taking a selfie.

Deputies recently cited the five men from Sacramento. A Facebook post from the Placer County Sheriff’s Office indicates that the men thought it would be fun to get onto the bridge catwalk, which is a restricted area.

The men also said they had heard about a woman who fell from the bridge, but still wanted to venture onto the catwalk. They face a $600 fine according to the Sheriff’s Office.

In April, a Sacramento woman was hospitalized after she fell about 60 feet as she tried to take a selfie while walking along girders beneath the span.

The woman and a group of friends were walking on girders underneath the bridge. The woman tried to take a photo of herself and fell from the girders, landing on the trail about 60 feet below.

The Sheriff’s Office stressed that getting onto the walkways beneath the bridge is a violation of the Placer County Code and the state Penal Code.

Visitors to the bridge can safely tour the towering span and view the canyon and American River from the sidewalks above.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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