California Woman Falls 60 Feet Off Bridge While Taking a Selfie

Authorities look at the spot where a woman fell off California’s highest bridge while taking a selfie. (Photo courtesy of Placer County Sheriff’s Department)

A US woman has survived after falling off one of America’s tallest bridges while taking a selfie.

She plunged 60ft (18 metres) on to a trail below after losing her footing on the off-limits catwalk of the span in northern California on Tuesday.

The unidentified woman, from the Sacramento area, was walking with friends on the girders beneath the Foresthill Bridge near Auburn.

She is expected to recover from her injuries, said Placer County Sheriff.

Paul Goncharuk, a friend of the woman, told KOVR-TV she was knocked unconscious by the fall, hurt her arm and will require surgery for bone fractures.

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