Bicyclist ignores drawbridge gates, falls into gap in roadway


A woman was rescued after she rode her bicycle around the lowered gates of a drawbridge and tumbled into the gap created as the bridge rose in Menasha, Wisconsin.

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.

Police say she escaped serious injury after falling into the gap that was created when the bridge started to rise.

Police say she ignored the barrier and red flashing lights at the bridge in Menasha, and apparently did not notice that it was already cranking into action.

The woman and her bike then drop into the gap and she disappears. In the following minutes, onlookers rush to her aid and the bridge operator stalls the bridge until the woman and her bicycle are extracted.  

Police say the woman was treated at a hospital for facial injuries.

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