Bicyclist Weaves Past Barriers & Falls Into Draw Bridge Gap

A woman was seen on a WI DOT camera riding her bike onto a bridge as it opened then falling through the crack

The video of a 37-year-old Wisconsin woman riding her bike into the open span on the Racine Street bridge on the Fourth of July is making national headlines. Two passersby saw the woman and her bike tumble into the gap and helped her out.

A video from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation shows the bicyclist weave past the gates blocking access to a bridge over a river in eastern Wisconsin.

The woman rides through the open gap between the warning gates, nearly crashing, before falling into the opening bridge gap.

She ignored flashing safety barriers that had been lowered to prevent traffic passing, and kept cycling even though the bridge was clearly rising, ABC 2 reported.

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After more than 75 seconds with the woman out of sight, people nearby move towards the gap where they discover her and hurry to help.

Bystanders rushed to the woman's aid, lifting her and her bike out of the gap.

Police said that she was subsequently taken to hospital to be treated for facial injuries.


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