Bicyclist Ignores Draw Bridge Warning Gates, Immediately Rides Bike Right Into A Gap In The Bridge

July 18, 2018

Because some cyclists don't believe the laws of the road pertain to them, this is a video from the Racine Street Bridge in Menasha, Wisconsin on the 4th of July of a 37-year woman who bikes between the draw bridge warning gates, and immediately into a gap in the bridge. What did she think she was going to do, jump it? (I would have jumped it)

A little over a minute passes before people realize what happened and rush to her rescue.

One person pulls the woman and her bike from the gap while another appears to be on the phone to officials. More people rush over to help.

The bridge operator was alerted to the incident and kept the span open until the area was clear.

Thankfully, the woman wasn't crushed to death and was treated at a local hospital for only minor face injuries. Seriously though, what the hell was she doing? Did clipping the warning gate throw her off and prevent her from stopping? Did she not notice the very steep incline directly ahead? It had to have looked like a wall. I need answers because this does not make any sense. "Drunk and fearless." Say no more.

Keep going for a 26 minute video of the incident from beginning to ambulance leaving and bridge reopening, but the actual fall is around 0:40.

Thanks to CarbonCopy, who agrees she clearly forgot to engage the rockets on her rocket-bike.

  • I cannot believe this woman managed to live through this. I thought for sure she'd be crushed to death. Remarkable stupidity.

  • toba_fett

    The gene pool in 'Nasha is a bit shallow so I'm not surprised at all by the woman or the fact that it took spectators a full minute to respond to her falling. I live about 10 minutes from there and NEVER venture there unless I'm rescuing a friend that fell threw a draw bridge.

  • Jenness

    I know there are tons of ways to kill yourself in an emo fit, but this is by far one of the most creative.

  • GeneralDisorder

    Apparently whoever built the bridge had the foresight to consider that a person might ignore the gates and fall into the cracks.

  • Corky McButterpants

    Tssh! These gals... sometimes they take their lack of spatial awareness too damn far. Late night drunken cyclist I thought.
    EDIT: Evening of 4th July — confirmed drunk&stoopid.

  • Douchy McDouche

    Women drivers. Amirite?

  • Juan Santiago

    women, logic is of no concern to them.

  • adsffda

    did we watch hm die? isn't there machinery under that gap?

  • Wooder

    The issue is that she was going too fast and wasn't thinking about failure!

    Personally I would have let her sit there for a good 10 mins to contemplate what just happened.

    Then maybe continue to raise the bridge ;)

  • Bosun Higgs

    Back in the olde days, before civilization took over from evolution, if you did something grossly stupid, you died.

  • The_Wretched

    Evolution isn't optional. The selective pressures are different but they are still around.

  • GoodBegetsGood

    The scariest part of the video is when the GIF resets, crushing him instantly over and over.

  • 600k?

    seen 2 fast 2 furious once....

  • paperboy

    Fuckin' Sconnie.

  • Ez

    I don't get it, he should have made that jump no problem.

  • TheQiwiMan


  • Deksam

    Wow, Hold on, it could be a zi, zo or a zem..........................

  • Ez

    I almost corrected it after I read the article, but since it was basically the joke GW made in the text once I read it I didn't bother to fix it.

  • Closet Nerd

    Thats not what I meant when I said I want to dive into her gap

  • Jenness


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